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How to Wear Articles November 17, 2017

Indulging in Too Many Comfort Foods? These Comfortable Clothes Can Hide That

Just put me in front of some peach cobbler, some fried chicken, or some greens with cornbread and you will see me give those sharks on Shark Week a run for their money with the amount of destruction I cause.   We love comfort foods! That is why they are called comfort foods. However, we know that if we eat them all the time, we may start to notice a difference in the way our clothes fit. Don’t worry. I’m not going to tell you to put down that fried chicken leg. I am going to ask you to pick up some more leggings.   Most jeans don’t come with elastic waistbands, and most trousers don’t have elastic waistbands. Leggings have elastic waistbands, and that is going to be your ultimate style fix when you have indulged in too many comfort foods. Whether it is just indulging on Thanksgiving Day […]

LOOK BOOK: Pop Tart 5 – Britney Spears

That dress looks amazing on you. That is what you could expect to hear when you wear this outfit. This is the perfect outfit to wear when you need to get dressed up. You’ll love the compliments you get in this dress with sheer detail. This outfit was inspired by Britney Spears in the fifth and final video of the Pop Tart Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Pop Tart on our YouTube channel or on the blog. Sheer Outfit Ideas: You wear this high heels You could pair this dress with a pair of bright color shoes for a pop of color Add some sparkle by adding in a gold clutch   What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit: “You look so sexy” “Now, when can I borrow this dress?” “Look at you, showing off those legs” You can […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 7, 2017

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Jessica Chastain

The Jessica Chastain cute outfits rule would be… wearing a bright-colored coat with an all black outfit.   The Jennifer Hudson cute outfits rule would be wearing a bright-colored coat with an all black outfit. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Jessica Chastain. Name: Jennifer Chastain Occupation: Actress and Producer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… Her coat is a pop of color to her all black outfit You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing all black with a bright-colored coat for a pop of color ♥ AJ   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

What to Wear Articles November 3, 2017

Why You Need to Look as Good in the Lobby as You Do on Stage

“Hey, is that you?”   Those four words can be one of the most terrifying words in the English language. You might even feel a little tingle run up your spine or the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.   When you hear that phrase, you think, “Who could this possibly be, and what am I wearing right now?” Is it the girl in high school you never liked, and you are about to see her perfectly coiffed while you are dressed like you have been laying manure in the hot fields all day? Or is it going to be your ex-boyfriend that went back to his ex-girlfriend who wasn’t a supermodel per se, though she just did a couple strolls down the catwalk in fashion week. (Oh, how you loathe her Instagram feed!)   The phrase, “Hey, is that you?” is even more frightening if you […]

LOOK BOOK: Pop Tart 4 – Miley Cyrus

I didn’t know you had those kind of curves. That is what you could expect to hear when you wear this outfit. This is the perfect outfit to wear for a low-key night out. You’ll love the compliments you receive on your leather pants. This outfit was inspired by Miley Cyrus in the fourth video of the Pop Tart Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Pop Tart on our YouTube channel or on the blog. Leather Fashion Outfit Ideas: You wear this high heels You could pair it with ankle boots You could make the outfit more casual by shrugging up the sleeves and accessorizing with a chunky watch   What Compliments Could You Expect From This Outfit: “Those pants are hot” “You look so rock n’ roll tonight!” “You are really pulling off this new look” You can see all […]

Style October 28, 2017

Uplift Your Wardrobe

We watch movies, binge watch TV shows, and browse through magazines and we see women immaculately dressed and stylish. You may even browse fashion blogs and see stylish women, perfectly posed and perfectly made up in beautiful locales like Maui, Beverly Hills and Costa Rica. The photos are stunning. They are works of art. And, they will absolutely take your breath away.   However, how does that make you feel? Do you think I’m not that size? I’m not that young? My passport is expired and I could never dress like that, look like that, or pose like that! And your breakfast and your outfit this morning could only be an Instagram post if it was accompanied by the hashtag #epicfail. Why does the fashion media make you feel like you never… measure up?   What if instead of making you feel like you could never measure up, it actually […]

Outfit Ideas Articles October 20, 2017

Can You Be Both Desirable and Comfortable on a First Date?

Your goal on a first date is to be desirable. You want to be sexy but not too sexy. Be flirty but not over the top flirty, where even the waiter asks for your phone number. You also want to have a dash of a little hard-to-get attitude. To produce this perfect blend on a first date, we’ve been taught that it requires tight clothing, sky-high heels, a barrel of perfume, and the removal of all body hair. These ingredients make it very hard to also feel comfortable on a first date. So your flirty ends up coming off as fidgety because you keep pulling at your Spanx all night.   You can wear comfortable clothes on a first date and still be sexy, flirty, and a little hard to get. Do you need comfortable outfit ideas for a date? I have you covered. Let’s start with a thermal shirt. […]

LOOK BOOK: Pop Tart 3 – Rihanna

She has nice legs! That is probably what you are thinking when they see you wearing this dress with those sandals. This is the perfect outfit to wear out to lunch with your friends, just add some simple earrings like hoops and maybe a layered necklace. You’ll love the compliments you receive on your sandals when you meet up with your friends. This outfit was inspired by Rihanna in the third video of the Pop Tart Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Pop Tart on our YouTube channel or on the blog. Gladiator Sandal Outfit Ideas: You could dress up this outfit with some wedge sandals Add a moto jacket and a fierce pair of heels for a night out on the town You could also change-up the look of this outfit by wearing it with a tan belt   What […]

How to Wear Articles October 6, 2017

What You Need to Know About the World’s Most Comfortable Dress

This dress has gotten a bad rap. You’ll see it worn in retirement communities. The stars of My 600-Pound Life wear this dress. The most famous person that wears this dress is a little Hawaiian girl who’s best friend is an alien named Stitch. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am talking about a muumuu. Wait, did you just click away from this article because I uttered the word muumuu? I promise that a muumuu can be fashionable, and it is so comfortable that you will think, “Where have you been all my life?” The key to make the muumuu work is going to be the belt that you choose to wear with it. That is the secret of how to wear a muumuu. By adding a belt, you are creating a womanly silhouette for the dress. You put on a muumuu with a belt and some […]

LOOK BOOK: Pop Tart 2 – Katy Perry

Is your back cold? That is probably what you are thinking about when you see this dress from behind. This is the perfect dress to wear to a spring or summer wedding, just add a clutch and some simple earrings like pearl earrings or diamond studs. You’ll love the compliments you get on this dress as you walk away. You may even be accused of upstaging the bride. This outfit was inspired by Katy Perry in the second video of the Pop Tart Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Pop Tart on our YouTube channel or on the blog. Peekaboo Dress Outfit Ideas: Wear it to work by adding a blazer or cardigan over it, just don’t take off your jacket  or cardigan or you may be violating your workplace dress code If you can’t manage the high heels, you can […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities October 4, 2017

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Jennifer Hudson

The Jennifer Hudson cute outfits rule would be… combining black and white polka with a pop of red.   The Jennifer Hudson cute outfits rule would be combining black and white polka with a pop of red. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Jennifer Hudson. Name: Jennifer Hudson Occupation: singer, actress, and spokesperson This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The black and white polka dot skirt with the pop of red from the high heels You can recreate this cute outfit by… Combine black and white polka dots with a pop of red. ♥ AJ   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

How to Wear Articles September 22, 2017

This Shirt Proves a Single Gal Can Take Style Advice from a Lumberjack

Your divorce is final. You are ready to start dating again, but first, you need to have a makeover and how to wear a red plaid shirt is part of your makeover. I mean, isn’t that the second act of every romantic comedy made? You need to enlist some help with your fashion choices. Maybe it has been a while since you had to get dressed up for a first date. I have the perfect person to help you. So he is tall—really, really tall. But he is a true legend. He is an animal lover (in fact, he has a pet ox). He is a little scruffy looking with a beard and mustache because at heart, he is a true outdoorsman. But despite that, you can get some amazing style inspiration from him. Are you excited to meet him? His name is…Paul Bunyan. That is right! This lumberjack American […]

LOOK BOOK: Pop Tart 1 – Beyonce

The 80’s are calling and they would like their jeans back. That is probably the insult you think would be hurled at you if you were to wear a pair of these acid wash jeans. In reality this is a cool and subtle outfit is perfect for a date night out with your partner that includes drinks at a trendy bar followed by a hand holding stroll down the street to have dinner at a hip restaurant. This outfit was inspired by Beyonce in the first video of the Pop Tart Style Series, you can watch the video by clicking here. You can follow the series, Pop Tart on our YouTube channel or on the blog. Acid Wash Jean Outfit Ideas: Keep it casual and cool with a black t-shirt and sneakers Tart it up with a black tank top Pair with a white button up blouse to make it […]

Style is… Cute Outfits September 11, 2017

Style is… Sexy

Style is sexy. Don’t you wish you had a sexy light switch and you can instantly have on cute sexy outfits? A simple switch, you can flip on and instantly feel sexy and desired. Or maybe it would be more like a dimmer switch? You can go from flaming hot mess, to hot mess, to mess, to girl next door, to woman who is hot but doesn’t know it, to sexy beast, to full Beyonce. Yes, I think a sexy dimmer switch would work better. However the sexy dimmer switch will probably be invented about the same time as time travel machine or the iPhone 111B (you can tell Siri which decade you want to go to). This means we are going to make due with what you got for now and style is a great way to up the sexy. Take for instance, after a week of wearing workout […]

Outfit Ideas Articles September 8, 2017

12 Wardrobe Moves to Power Up Your Work Style

Is your work wardrobe so boring that you find yourself envious of the Oompa Loompas’ work wardrobe? The white overalls are just so cute, and they never have to worry about what to wear. Well, it is time to snap out of it. So grab a Wonka bar (or whichever candy bar you have handy) and browse through these leather jacket outfit ideas to power up your work style. So here is step number one: You need to get a motorcycle-style leather jacket. You can now wear one without worrying about having to be jumped in as a Hell’s Angels member. We are going to use this jacket to improve your work outfits. Now, because this is for work, you’ll want to your first leather jacket in a neutral color, like black, white, chocolate brown, or a soft gray. Now, all we are going to do is to add this […]

Business How to Wear Articles August 25, 2017

Dress Like a Boss: The Wedge Fund Secret

In case you are the last one to know this, boss is the latest word to denote power. It could also just mean something that is awesome. You’ll hear phrases like “That’s boss” and “Dude, she’s boss!” If you look at Amazon book titles, you’ll see things like How to be a Bawse, GirlBoss, and Boss Bitch . (Not to mention all the erotic fiction titles with boss in the title – I mean, is it its own genre now?) We all want to be boss in the street lingo sense but also in the more traditional sense. That may be the reason you decided to become a real estate agent, independent salesperson, or consultant. You wanted to be your own boss. When you think of a powerful female boss, maybe you think of someone that runs a hedge fund. You may think of someone in a perfectly tailored outfit, with […]

LOOK BOOK: It’s Time 5 – Lazy Day

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What to Wear Articles August 11, 2017

This Dress is Your Happy Place: Instant Style Bliss Anytime, Anywhere

So you have a speaking engagement? Or a presentation to give at work? When you are not totally freaking out about it, you have moments of panic as you realize you don’t know what to wear for a speaking engagement. Should you wear a dress? Should you wear pants? Your thoughts are spinning, and you realize that you need to get to your happy place so that you can modify your talk and adjust your PowerPoint slides. You know, your happy place, where everything is beautiful and calm. It is the place you go to before you step in front of an audience to deliver your talk. You also have a style happy place, and you can visit it anytime and anywhere. Your instant style bliss can be achieved by wearing a shift dress. You might have been expecting a more complicated process that involved hypnosis, a success coach, or, […]

LOOK BOOK: It’s Time 4 – Travel Day

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What to Wear Articles July 28, 2017

Are You Facing an Impossible Battle against Your Hips?

It was a different time then. A time when “She has some meat on her bones” was a compliment. You know, before having thigh gap and being built like a ten-year-old boy became the epitome of sexy. Now, having some hips can make shopping a psychopathic head game meant to break your will. (I mean, why is a size 4 the equivalent of a size 8 at some stores? Are they trying to cause you have a breakdown in the middle of Nordstrom?) However, in order to stop facing the impossible battle against your hips, we must harken back to fashion from the era where women were praised for meat on their bones. We need to bring back the circle skirt. That is the answer for what skirt to wear with wide hips. The circle skirt is a thing of genius because it creates an A-line silhouette. That silhouette will […]

What to Wear Articles July 14, 2017

Weather the Divorce Storm in Comfort and Style

Going through a breakup or divorce can wear on you. Sometimes, you just want to throw on some sweats and pajamas, grab a pint of ice cream, and yell at Netflix for not having a romantic breakup category so you can cry into your Ben and Jerry’s to make the world’s worst ice cream flavor, Salty Chocolate Cherry Garcia. While everyone is telling you to hop back on the horse or go out and catch the other fish in the sea, all you want to do wallow. You should not worry about what to wear after a divorce. But why not make your skin feel good while you are at it? Do you know there is such a thing as cashmere sweatpants and tracksuits? It is like peanut butter met chocolate or a Moscato breakfast smoothie—almost too good to be true. You can try brands like Ugg and Tory Sport, […]

LOOK BOOK: It’s Time 2 – Long Day

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What to Wear Articles June 30, 2017

What to Watch for When You Sweat It Out on Stage

You’ve been hired to speak on stage, and you’re worried that your talk will be remembered more for your sweat stains than your words. There are some wardrobe tricks to help you appear as one cool chic when you are giving your talk so that even the adrenaline, nerves, summer heat, and lights will not show all the sweat equity you’ve put into your speaking career. You need to know what to wear for a professional speaker to hide your sweat on stage. The first trick to watch for is the fabric that you wear. Silk will only exaggerate sweat stains; you may have firsthand experience with this. You returned home or to your hotel room and were grossed out by your own stains and are ashamed even to take it to the dry cleaners for fear of judgment as they say, “I did not know human beings could sweat […]

LOOK BOOK: It’s Time 1 – Errand Day

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“Wear it like you mean it!

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What to Wear Articles June 16, 2017

Will These Coats for Pear Shapes Push Your Style Profile Higher

Maybe you look at your social media feed during spring and summer and think, “Oooohh, I love that skirt,” “Perfect sandals,” and “I look so cute in that tank top,”. And then in fall and winter, you scroll through your photos and think, “Why does someone dressed as Mrs. Potato head have the exact same coat as me? Oh wait…that’s me. That lumpy, bumpy Mrs. Potato head impersonator is me.” You knew you were pear-shaped, but you didn’t know you looked like that. Now, you need to quickly spread the word that your social media accounts have been hacked and delete all of those photos. There are less drastic measures you can take. Yes you can’t do anything about your past photos. But going forward, you can raise your style profile during the colder months of the year. You’ll learn what to wear in cold weather to still look stylish. […]

Cute Outfits Articles June 2, 2017

Create a Work Wardrobe to Match Your Hot and Cold Clients

We all have clients who can’t make a decision if their life depended on it, like Mr. “Wait, I want the one house with the walk-in closet,” Ms. “But I also liked the one that had the guest house, and Mr. and Mrs. “Is this all the properties you have to show me?” The life of a real estate professional has many rewards. But, the clients can sometimes cause you to Google if you’d receive the death penalty in your state for murder. You have enough indecision to deal with in regards to your clients. You don’t need to also deal with indecision in regards to what to put on in the morning for your 8 a.m. showing to Mrs. “We decided that we no longer want to make the offer.” You should have ready-made outfit templates. The red blouse goes with the plaid skirt and boots. Unless it is […]

LOOK BOOK: Fashion Fortune Cookie 7 – Action

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STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Amy Purdy

The Amy Purdy cute outfits rule would be… showing a hint of stomach when you wear a maxi skirt! The Amy Purdy cute outfits rule would be showing a hint of stomach when you wear a maxi skirt! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Amy Purdy. Name: Amy Purdy Occupation: It pairs a crop top with a maxi skirt This is one of her featured cute outfits because… It pairs a crop top with a maxi skirt You can recreate this cute outfit by… Showing a hint of stomach when you wear a maxi skirt ♥ AJ ================================================ Fixed wardrobe planning: Dependable monthly style improvements http://pickupyourstyle.com SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Misty Copeland

The Misty Copeland cute outfits rule would be… wearing a full skirt with a crop top! The Misty Copeland cute outfits rule would be wearing a full skirt with a crop top You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Misty Copeland. Name: Misty Copeland Occupation: ballet dancer and author This is one of her featured cute outfits because… It is a very chic way to wear separates to a formal event You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a full skirt with a crop top for an evening look… ♥ AJ TESTIMONIAL: “I look better (and younger) in the colors she recommended for me” http://www.stylerecipecards.com SaveSave

Cute Outfits Articles May 19, 2017

How to Get Away with Murdering the Red Carpet: Best Designer Looks of Shonda Rhimes and How to Translate Them for Your Closet

When you think red carpet, you think glitz, glamour, lights, and cameras. You also probably think young, attractive, petite, one-of-a-kind gowns, and a world that is so different than your daily commute to work, laundry, and cooking dinner. Well, I wanted to show you someone that could be you and show you that you could have more in common with red carpet looks than you think. So for a muse, we will use Shonda Rhimes, the highly creative and accomplished creator of hit TV shows such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder. This woman is curvy, 47 years old, and is murdering red carpets everywhere. In this post, you will get to see some of the cute outfit ideas inspired by Shonda Rhimes. Cute outfit ideas inspired by Shonda Rhimes – first look In this first look, she is wearing a flattering black and white dress […]

“The Power of the Stiletto: If you want to instantly feel sexier without the compromise – slip on a stiletto.”

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Your Career Can Forge Ahead Thanks to These Two Things

As a real estate professional, your first impression is your income. A bad first impression means pushing a shopping cart full of recyclables in between your showings to help cover overhead. Okay, things may never get that dire, but how can you make a good first impression if your taste in clothing is more “What’s clean and stain-free?” than “What’s new on the runway?” A great way to hack the polished and professional code is with your shoes. Your shoes can make a great first impression for you, and here are two designer shoe recommendations. If you had to get two pairs of designer shoes to buy, they should be a pair of non-everyday high heels and a pair of boots. An everyday high heel would be the basic, classic black or brown high heel you could wear with almost any outfit. Now, you might be thinking, “I’ll get my […]

LOOK BOOK: Fashion Fortune Cookie 5 – Friendship

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STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Sofia Coppola

The Sofia Coppola cute outfits rule would be… Being Sofia Coppola! The Sofia Coppola cute outfits rule would be being Sofia Coppola! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Sofia Coppola. Name: Sofia Coppola Occupation: screenwriter, director, producer and actress This is one of her featured cute outfits because… It is simply adorable. It is THE way to wear city shorts You can recreate this cute outfit by… Being Sofia Coppola… ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSave SaveSave

#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Lauren Bacall

The Lauren Bacall cute outfits rule would be… integrating diagonal stripes into your wardrobe. The Lauren Bacall cute outfits rule would be integrating diagonal stripes into your wardrobe. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Lauren Bacall. Name: Lauren Bacall Occupation: actress and singer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The diagonal stripes of the blouse You can recreate this cute outfit by… Why go vertical, or horizontal, when you can go diagonal. Integrate diagonal stripes into your wardrobe. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSaveSaveSave

5 Designer Wardrobe Pieces for Professional Speakers

A general rule for professional speakers is to dress one level up from the audience. And a way to follow that rule is to go designer. However, even if your mindset is designer, your budget may not be designer, so how can you pull this off? There are five pieces I would recommend that you begin to acquire for your wardrobe that will let you get plenty of mileage, compliments, and cache out of them. And if you need to know what to wear with a designer dress you bought, here are some outfit ideas as well. Let’s work from head to toe.   A designer jacket. A designer jacket is going to add some oomph to a top that may have been purchased at Target. The jacket helps to pull together any stage outfit and looks great in photos. For this designer jacket, you can go the more traditional route […]

LOOK BOOK: Fashion Fortune Cookie 3 – Travel

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To look wealthy, you need beautiful boots.

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LOOK BOOK: Fashion Fortune Cookie 2 – Love

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What to Wear Articles March 10, 2017

The Secret to Having Sex Appeal Even If You Don’t Love Your Body and Are Having an Outright War with Your Thighs

You have dieted, mastered the Master Cleanse, wrapped yourself up like a mummy, and even visited a hypnotist. Yet your thighs have not relented and are not stick-thin like Miley Cyrus’s thighs. Your mind has decided that you can’t be sexy or have sex appeal if you have thighs the size of yours. You can’t wear miniskirts or short shorts. You think there are no sexy outfit ideas for someone with your body. Luckily, you don’t need those wardrobe pieces to have sex appeal. And the pear-shaped gal can have plenty of sex appeal. Here’s three sexy outfit ideas: Many of you ignore sexy, playful, and trendy tops because they are short-sleeved or sleeveless. So this limits the number of sexy outfit ideas available to you. Or so you think. You can wear the top with a jacket or cardigan. As part of your makeover for more sex appeal, you can […]

LOOK BOOK: Fashion Fortune Cookie 1 – Happiness

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#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cute outfits rule would be… to get a classic silhouette in a fun, bright, bold, and unexpected color! The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cute outfits rule would be to get a classic silhouette in a fun, bright, bold, and unexpected color! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Name: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Occupation: novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… A classic dress in a fun and brightly colored print You can recreate this cute outfit by… Get a classic silhouette in a fun, bright, bold, and unexpected color. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

What to Wear Articles February 24, 2017

Can You Have Sex Appeal from the Platform? The Real Secret to Sex Appeal for Professional Speakers

This is a speaking engagement, not a Rihanna concert. Why do I need to have sex appeal to be on the stage? Do you need to know what to wear on stage? Have you ever heard the phrase “sex sells?” And sex appeal is actually defined as “immediate appeal or obvious potential to interest or excite others, as by appearance, style, or charm.” As a professional speaker, you will need immediate appeal to win over the audience. But don’t worry; you will not need to shake, shimmy, and twerk on stage to have sex appeal. The real secret is that you just have to learn to dress better. What to wear on stage is an illusion First, you need to create the illusion of a pleasing body shape. As the song goes, “36-24-36.” You need to look like a brick house with an hourglass figure, and you can accomplish this […]

What to Wear Articles February 10, 2017

Don’t Sabotage Your Dating Life: The Secret to Sex Appeal for the Divorcee

Your divorce is now final, and you now find yourself wanting to know how many glasses of wine you must consume to work up the courage to create your online dating profile. Are you still desirable? Will someone still find you sexy? Do you even know how to dress sexy? Does a look at your closet reveal that you have all the sex appeal of Martha Stewart (no offense to Martha—we love her)? What to wear to have sex appeal again? If you now find yourself checking the single and divorced box, then let’s get some sex appeal in your wardrobe so you can check the “in a relationship” or “married” box again. What to wear to have sex appeal again   First things first—we need to bring the interesting back to your wardrobe. You need to venture to other areas of the store and go shopping in stores you’ve […]

LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 6 – Retirement

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 3, 2017

#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Kate Moss

The Kate Moss cute outfits rule would be… make a polo shirt sexy! The Kate Moss cute outfits rule would be make a polo shirt sexy! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Kate Moss. Name: Kate Moss Occupation: model This is one of her featured cute outfits because… She makes a polo shirt look fierce. You can recreate this cute outfit by… Learning to wear a polo shirt like Kate Moss. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSave SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 5 – New House

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Business What to Wear Articles January 27, 2017

The Real Secret to Sex Appeal vs. Curb Appeal for the Real Estate Professional Wardrobe

The idea of creating curb appeal is to make a prospective buyer say, “Oooooo” or “Ahhhhhh” when they pull up to a new home or, at the very least, make the home look inviting and not like Lurch will answer the door. What do prospective clients say when they see you for the first time? If it’s not “Oooooo” or “Ahhhhhh” or “I can’t wait to see what she will bring to the table,” you may need to work on your own curb appeal by adding a little sex appeal to your wardrobe. Sex appeal doesn’t mean your photo on your business card could also double as an ad for the local plastic surgeon. It just means “immediate appeal or obvious potential to interest or excite others, as by appearance, style, or charm” (or at least, that is what dictionary.com defines sexual appeal as). So let’s get started on the […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities January 20, 2017

#StyleProfile: Olivia Munn

Name: Olivia Munn Occupation: actress and model This outfit is chic because…  A simple gray tee with a very feminine flare skirt WITH ankle boots. Simplicity meets, super-feminine, meets unexpectedly fierce boots. You can be chic too by… Let simple meet very feminine. What girly piece of your wardrobe can you wear with a simple tee or simple tank top. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— These women are just smart cookies and have figured out that if you want to catch a big fish, you need the right bait. www.millionairerealestateagentmakeover.com SaveSave

Cute Outfits of Celebrities January 13, 2017

#StyleProfile: Jeannie Mai

Name: Jeannie Mai Occupation: hostess, fashion expert and TV personality This outfit is chic because…  A traditional vertical striped button up blouse with an unexpected black leather skirt. You can be chic too by… Pair a traditional/conservative blouse with black leather. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSave SaveSave

The Real Secret to Sex Appeal for Women Who Need to Makeover Their Style

So you want to have sex appeal like Beyonce? Well, the secret to that kind of sex appeal is going to come at a cost of a lot of crunches and lunges and choosing a peat protein shake over an In N’ Out burger. However, is there a secret to sex appeal that will work with your current body shape and your current age bracket? Of course there is! It is a sexy style makeover. To make it happen you just have to get out of your comfort zone a little bit. But that is what a makeover is all about; it redraws the boundary lines of your comfort zone. And this time, your comfort zone will include a neighborhood called Sex Appeal on the corner of Sexy and Sassy. The first boundary line that needs to be redrawn is the fabrics you use in your wardrobe. You need to […]

Cute Outfits Articles December 31, 2016

The 5 Best Dressed TV Moms

As the saying goes, “Mom knows best.” However, when it comes to style perhaps the saying should be, “TV mom knows best.” From Carol Brady to Claire Huxtable, these moms have exhibited grace under pressure, while remaining perfectly pressed and styled. While it is unattainable to achieve that level of style perfection, there are some style tips we can learn from these TV moms and get ideas for some cute outfits for moms. Here are the top 5 best dressed TV moms of television past and present – emphasis on the present!   Madeleine Stowe on Revenge. If you want to know how to work a bandage dress or classic sheath dress, you need to check out Madeleine Stowe’s character on Revenge. While we might not all have the figures to rock some of these outfits, she shows us what may be possible if we wear two pairs of Spanx. […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities December 8, 2016

#StyleProfile: Adrienne Bailon

Name: Adrienne Bailon Occupation: singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, dancer and television personality This outfit is chic because…  The leopard print pants, women will wear leopard print dresses, tops, shoes, but very few wear leopard print pants and wear them this well. You can be chic too by… Get some leopard print pants girl! ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSave SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 4 – Baby

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“The basics – Cuff bracelet”

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LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 3 – Wedding

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What to Wear Articles November 16, 2016

Here’s What You Need to Know About Exercise Equipment and Your Workout Fashion Choices

You’ve decided to tone up and finally embrace an exercise routine that you will actually stick with. Are you going to use the treadmill, work out with a DVD at home, hop on a stationary bike, take a barre class, hike the great outdoors or go full yogi and test your flexibility? Once you have decided on your exercise equipment, the next question is what to wear to workout? Your workout fashion choices can impact your motivation and persistence to continue with working with your chosen exercise equipment.   The treadmill: If you are one of the queens of the treadmill, show off your royalty status by wearing a delicate necklace with your workout gear. It will be an homage to the amazing championship runner Flo-Jo who dared to look fabulous even while running. The necklace is delicate enough that it will not irritate you by bouncing up and down […]

Five Habits Worth Getting Into – Remove Lip Hair

Rachel Zoe’s A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Is this the answer to standing out in a crowd? Are you courageous enough to implement the secret style trick on Day 2 and let go of your wallflower status? www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSaveSaveSave

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 9, 2016

#StyleProfile: Tracee Ellis Ross

Name: Tracee Ellis Ross Occupation: actress, model, comedian, producer and television host This outfit is chic because…  She wore a sheer maxi dress with jeans and high heels You can be chic too by… Wear a sheer maxi dress with pants… duh!!!! ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— These women are just smart cookies and have figured out that if you want to catch a big fish, you need the right bait. www.millionairerealestateagentmakeover.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 2 – New Job

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LOOK BOOK: Work of Art 1 – Graduation

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Summer Closet Checklist – Bright Clutch

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LOOK BOOK: Balanced Wardrobe 4 – Bohemian

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Style is… Cute Outfits October 1, 2016

Style is…

Style is sweet. I remember trying to get a job with one particular photographer. He wanted to do a photoshoot that was Film Noire inspired so I sent him some images from my portfolio and he responded back, “You definitely have taste, but your style is a little sweet. I don’t know if you are right for this project.” Of course I was pissed, so I put together some boards that were total Film Noire and I sent it to him. I was actually just now searching my computer hard drive to see if I still had those mood boards (I don’t). Anyway, he wrote back to me and said that I had talent and he would be contacting me. Well, I didn’t get the job. But it was the first time I was introduced to the concept that I may have a point of view. And that my point […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities September 27, 2016

#StyleProfile: Tina Fey

Name: Tina Fey Occupation: actress, comedian, writer, and producer. This outfit is chic because…  A classic dress made modern with a simple applique design You can be chic too by… Looking for classic shapes with modern details ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Transform your style one playlist at a time, one shoe at a time! Click here. SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Balanced Wardrobe 3 – Athletic

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What to Wear Articles September 21, 2016

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! Which Shoes Can Transform You Into a Bombshell and Make Men Fall Head Over Heels?

  So you want to know which shoes can turn you into a bombshell. Is that what you came here to find out? You think this is going to be about how to buy stripper shoes and what sort of disguise you can wear to go purchase these shoes alongside women named Cinnamon, Candy, and Cookie who are paying all in one dollar bills.   Well then, this is not the article for you. This is about how to become a bombshell and wear shoes that could actually be seen in the light of day in the halls of your office, on the school grounds with your kids, and (dare I say) even in the sanctuary of your church. Your foot does not have to be at a 90-degree angle to transform into a bombshell; you just have to think a little bit more about how your shoes may be […]

Style September 19, 2016

Style Sorority isn’t Kid Stuff

As a kid you can probably remember clubhouses and treehouses with secret passwords and knocks and signs that said “No Boys Allowed”. It was fun having your own group of friends and having your own space to hang out, have fun, and cause a little mischief. This isn’t kid stuff. This is fun stuff. Style Sorority has officially launched. Former and current customers automatically receive a membership in Style Sorority. To learn more about it, you can visit: But where’s the fun, I mentioned fun at the beginning of this post. To kick-off Style Sorority we will be having a rush week filled with all sorts of activities. Rush Week will be Monday, August 5th – Friday, August 9th Monday: Learn more about Style Sorority and take the official oath Tuesday: Launch of the private Facebook Group – join us Wednesday: Learn about the Sample Sale Day and watch for […]

“Be careful with logos.”

Derek Blasberg’s Classy. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Over 121 video style lessons… Click here. SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Balanced Wardrobe 2 – Rocker

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What to Wear Articles September 6, 2016

Getting Out of Your Own Way: The 3-Step Wardrobe Plan to Have Him Forget the Other Woman

Do you feel like your man isn’t noticing you anymore? Do you walk by him in the living room and his eyes never stray from the video game, Walking Dead episode, or Lakers game? Are you worried that maybe some other woman is catching his eye? You need a plan to get out of your own way and back into his line of sight. In fact, you need a three-step wardrobe plan, and here is it. Here is what to wear to save your relationship. Just remember your ABCs.   Your ABCs. A = Act like you did when you first started dating. When you first started dating, do you remember how much thought you gave to what you wore? Your hair was always done, and you always smelled amazing. You need to start doing the things that attracted him in the first place. You have to start wearing dresses […]

LOOK BOOK: Balanced Wardrobe 1 – Feminine

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LOOK BOOK: Style Love Story 6 – Tall Boots and Maxi Dress

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What to Wear Articles August 10, 2016

Reality Check! Decode the Wardrobe Turn-Offs for Men

Sometimes, it can seem like men and women simply speak different languages. So often, it seems like we are getting mixed messages. Men say they like the natural look, but actually, what turns their head is the woman with flawless makeup. So what really are men’s turn-offs? What to wear to turn-off men, this exact question was asked to men on Reddit and resulted in some very interesting responses and conversations.   Turn-Off #1: Uggs. I know it is almost sacrilegious. How dare they complain about the shoes that bring so much joy and comfort to households everywhere? Are our feet supposed to remain naked as we cuddle up on the couch to watch a movie or when we make a last-minute trip to the grocery store because we are out of kale (or wine… same difference)? The truth is that if you are trying to catch his eye, leave […]

Style is… Cute Outfits August 2, 2016

Style is…

Style is healing. I know style is healing because it has healed me on several occasions. For whatever reasons, whenever I decide to throw a pity party. I want to stay in pajamas and snuggle under the biggest blanket I can find. I want to sit in a dark room, eat trashy food and watch even trashier TV (usually any Real Housewives franchise). If I must venture outside, I need sunglasses, a big coat, and some sort of hat so that a mama bird does not attempt to start laying eggs on top of my head. In summary, I just want to be the biggest hot mess I can be. But how does that make me feel? Does that make me want to climb out of my hole of despair? Does make me eventually hit rock bottom (also known as the bottom of the Haagan Daz tub)? No it makes […]

LOOK BOOK: Style Love Story – Navy and Beige

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#StyleProfile: Elizabeth Taylor

Name: Elizabeth Taylor Occupation: Actress and Activist This outfit is chic because…  White sheer blouse with a black skirt is timeless You can be chic too by… Pairing a white sheer blouse with a black skirt ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— You wouldn’t mind turning a few more heads. www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSaveSaveSave

“Five Habits Worth Getting Into – Loofah Skin”

Rachel Zoe’s A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— You wouldn’t mind turning a few more heads. www.StyleRescuePlan.com

LOOK BOOK: Style Love Story 3 – Jacket and Brooch

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LOOK BOOK: Style Love Story 2 – Oversized Ring and Clutch

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What to Wear Articles June 21, 2016

Can your sense of style fix your marriage problems? Well, yes and no!

The saying goes, “If nothing changes, then…nothing changes.” Use a style makeover and a hit of confidence as a catalyst to make some changes in yourself, your relationship, and your situation. The style makeover advice is going to be very similar to the style advice you would receive from a marriage counselor. You need to have communication, respect, and compromise.   While some may see fashion and clothes as frivolous, you can’t deny that fashion is beauty. You wonder why a vase of flowers, a beautiful sunset, or a well-decorated house speaks to you. It is because it is beauty, and human beings are innately drawn to it. Your sense of style is an indication of your willingness to accept beauty for yourself, your relationship, and your life. That’s deep stuff—and you thought this was only going to be about frilly dresses and high-heel shoes. Well, that comes later on […]

#StyleProfile: Amy Schumer

Name: Amy Schumer Occupation: Comedian This outfit is chic because…  Simple black dress with a blue pop of color in the her shoes You can be chic too by… Wear your little black dress with only a pop of color in your shoes ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— SaveSave

“The basics – killer shoes”

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LOOK BOOK: Style Love Story 1 – Knit and Dress

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Smile Secret – Wear blue based red lipstick.

Andrea Pomerantz’ How to Look Expensive. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Read it, learn it, and get ready to hear, “You got the job! Click here. SaveSave

#STYLE PROFILE: OLIVIA PALERMO

Name: Olivia Palermo Occupation: Socialite, Model, and Actress This outfit is chic because…  she found a way to “dress up” overalls with a nice blouse, high heels, and an amazing handbag You can be chic too by… Dressing up a pair of overalls with a nice blouse, high heels, and an eye-popping handbag ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Read it, learn it, and get ready to hear, “You got the job! Click here. SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 6 – Babydoll Dress

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LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 5 – Button Flap Jeans

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LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 4 – Fitted T-shirts

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#STYLE PROFILE: Queen Rania of Jordan

Name: Queen Rania of Jordan Occupation: Queen? This outfit is chic because…  The headband with the updo You can be chic too by… Wearing a headband with an updo ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— #1 Reason to sign up for the FREE webinar: Learn the “ingredients” to creating fabulous every day- you just need to learn the acronym SCES www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSaveSaveSave

“Spring Closet Checklist – Nude sandals”

Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes and Cashmere. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— #1 Reason to sign up for the FREE webinar: Learn the “ingredients” to creating fabulous every day- you just need to learn the acronym SCES www.StyleRescuePlan.com

LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 3 – Mock Turtlenecks

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LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 2 – Chunky Heels

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What to Wear Articles March 15, 2016

6 Fashion Items That Will Change the Way You Workout – Redefine workout clothes for women

Women working out at the gym fall into one of two camps. They are either a Glamazon or a Bag Lady. The Glamazon is the one who shows up at the gym in full makeup, fully accessorized, perfumed, and just strutting around the gym. For the Glamazon actually working out at the gym would ruin her outfit. The Bag Lady is the exact opposite, she just threw on whatever what was closest to her, not the cleanest thing closest to her, just the items closest to her. You can recognize her as the one that you don’t realize is a woman until you overhear her speaking. If she fell asleep by the front door of the gym, she would wake up with coins all around her from the beneficent gym goers attempting to alleviate the homelessness situation in their city.   There is a middle ground between Glamzon and Bag […]

LOOK BOOK: Frenemies 1 – Puff Sleeves

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A clean and simple wardrobe is best.

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Style is… Cute Outfits March 6, 2016

Style is…

Style is fierce. I am boiling over mad while I write this post. There is yet another blog targeted to women 18 – 40 requesting fashion experts to give their two cents about how to wear spring trends. Will this lie that has been committed against the female populace every die? Trends are not really a “thing”. You don’t have to dress in a trend to be trendy. To quote Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Magazine “Trend is a dirty word.” That is from the mouth of THE authority on fashion. If the fashion gods did really exist, she would be top dog on Mount Olympus and she would be striking us down with lighting bolts. Trend is a dirty word to her because great style has nothing to do with trends. The idea of seasonal trends is used by the media to justify their role in your closet and their […]

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 12 – Sagittarius

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 23, 2016

# STYLE PROFILE: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Name: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Occupation: Former First Lady and Book Editor This outfit is chic because…  The fun and sexy peasant skirt with a split and buttons down the center You can be chic too by… Add a little sexy to a peasant skirt by unbuttoning a few buttons on the skirt and showing some leg ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Experience the wonder receiving compliments on your style. www.stylerecipecards.com SaveSaveSaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 11 – Scorpio

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Style is… Cute Outfits February 8, 2016

Style is…

Style is … survival. We have heard that life on planet Earth is dictated by survival of the fittest. So while we are not chasing wildlife on the Serengeti or battling pre-teens for survival in the Hunger Games, every day each and every one of us is just trying to survive. Your survival may be maintaining sanity as you try to raise very active and inquisitive twin boys or trying to scrape together enough money to pay your bills each month. So you may be thinking, “But, I don’t have the time, energy, or money to be stylish and put together outfits.” And I am here to tell you that those reasons make it even more important to pay attention to your style. When you are rushing to get the kids off to school and yourself off to work and you are flustered running around the house trying to find […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 5, 2016

#STYLE PROFILE: Rachel Bilson

Name: Rachel Bilson Occupation: Actress This outfit is chic because…  Its simplicity. The way she is wearing these wide leg jeans. Belted with a crease down the front. You can be chic too by… Rocking a pair of your own wide leg jeans with a belt ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Experience the wonder receiving compliments on your style. www.stylerecipecards.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 10 – Libra

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What to Wear Articles January 19, 2016

Your Fantasy Makeover Starts With Visualization

Do you remember the days of paper dolls, dress up, or playing beauty salon with a pile of rollers and barrettes all in an attempt to be more than a plain jane? And of course there was Barbie – that B—- had everything! These are all popular dress up games from our childhood. As we get older our makeover games and activities are confined to one day out of the year, Halloween. Even on that one dress up day, the outfits are restricted to occupations that have simply had the adjective ‘sexy’ placed in front of them. Can’t you tell by the black leather mini skirt that she is a sexy Supreme Court Justice – duh! The allure of Halloween is that it allows us to escape. The wimpy computer science engineer who can’t even pick up a Reese’s Pieces can be the Incredible Hulk for a day and a […]

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 9 – Virgo

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Style is… Cute Outfits January 5, 2016

Style is…

Style is… brave. Our childhood stories are filled with acts of bravery. Mickey Mouse as the brave tailor who slayed seven (flies) with a single blow. Or, the brave little toaster who journeys into the city to find his master. And let’s not forget the Disney Princess Merida with the wild flaming red hair who can hold her own with her bow and arrow. As a child we are constantly built up to be brave, yet this message loses traction as we get older. As we get older, we can sometimes cement different roles. I’m a mother. I’m a daughter. I’m a girlfriend. Or, I’m a marketing manager. So you go to the New Year’s Eve party in a basic black shapeless non-descript dress that is what your role says you should wear. And at work your clothes help you to blend into the corporate tapestry of drab cubicles, watered […]

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 8 – Leo

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LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 7 – Cancer

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Deciding What to Wear to Work Everyday Is Easy – All You Need Is 15 Pieces

For those of you not particularly interested in fashion, but who still want to look fabulous everyday, let me introduce you to a concept that will be your new BFF…capsule dressing. No, that is not when you take your pills and mush them into your Thanksgiving plate (there is an outpatient program for those of you that relate to that last sentence). Capsule dressing is like it sounds. It is a small compact wardrobe that has many interchangeable pieces so that putting together outfits becomes a no brainer. So while fashionistas envision a walk-in-closet that could also double as the International Space Station, we also know that being stylish can be accomplished with much fewer pieces. The elements of a capsule wardrobe will depend on the dress code of your office, but for the standard office that requires professional work attire here are the recommendations for building a capsule wardrobe: […]

#StyleProfile: Janet Mock

Name: Janet Mock Occupation: Writer and Activist This outfit is chic because…  Its simplicity. A simple tank dress and a great necklace. You can be chic too by… Throwing on a simple tank dress and pairing it with a great necklace ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— More than Quadruple Your Wardrobe. Like my Facebook page for a FREE certificate. SaveSave

What to Wear Articles November 11, 2015

Worried About Wearing Leggings? Here Are Some Shirts to Wear with Leggings

What shirts should you wear with leggings? You’ve finally talked yourself into wearing leggings. You realized that even though you are not a waif model, you can still wear leggings, and you are right. You can wear leggings. Now, all you need are some shirts to wear with leggings with. Don’t worry. This article will give you some specific shirts to wear, but first, here are some general guidelines about what to look for when selecting these shirts.  The key to wearing shirts with leggings is that, in general, you want to wear a long shirt that will cover the crotch area. You will also want to wear a shirt that is looser and less form fitting. The loose-fitting top is extra important if you are bottom heavy or pear-shaped, like most women are. Don’t fret! Here are seven shirts you can wear with leggings: A sleeveless, long silk shirt: […]

Overdressed

Elizabeth Kline’s book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Have the opportunity to win free prizes for people that sign up for the webinar. www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSaveSaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 6 – Gemini

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The WOW Factor

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LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 5 – Taurus

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What to Wear Articles October 21, 2015

5 Fashionista-Approved Tunics to Wear with Leggings

Surprise! There are fashionable options of tunics to wear with leggings. Are you sure you mean tunics? Yes. You mean the things my great-grandmother wears when we go visit her for Sunday dinners? Yes, those tunics. Okay, well, not those exact tunics, but there are some fashionable and age-appropriate tunic styles to wear with leggings. Here are five fashionista-approved tunics to wear with leggings: The most popular option to wear with leggings is going to be the traditional shirt-style tunic with two front breast pockets, rolled sleeves, and a shirttail hem. This popular tunic style can be found in most retail stores, both offline and online. It is a fun, casual look to throw on in order to look both comfortable and stylish. A great look for summer is to take a beach cover-up tunic and pair it with leggings. Throw on a pair of summer sandals, and you are […]

What to Wear Articles October 14, 2015

Can I Wear White after Labor Day? Absolutely! Here’s How…

While there are different theories on how this rule became a fashion dogma, we can all agree that we have heard it before. And it still leaves women in the modern age wondering, “Can I wear white after Labor Day?” The answer is that you can absolutely wear white after Labor Day. And you’ll be in good company doing so. In the 1920s, Coco Chanel wore her white suit year round, and First Lady Michelle Obama wore a white dress to the inaugural ball. Coco Chanel and Michelle Obama are not considered avant garde fashion icons that wore dresses made of spikes or sides of raw beef ala Lady Gaga. If it’s good enough for Coco and good enough for the FLOTUS, that means the non-observation of this fashion rule is good enough for us mortals. So hop on board the white fashion train. It departs right after Labor Day. […]

“If you have already worn a trend once….”

Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s You Are What You Wear: What your clothes reveal about you. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— When you look in the mirror do you only see frumpy staring back at you? Sign up for webinar www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 4 – Aries

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities October 7, 2015

#StyleProfile: Amal Clooney

Name: Amal Clooney Occupation: Lawyer, Activist, Author This outfit is chic because…  Everything is super chic, the all white, the wide brim hat, the fall of the fabric, the length and width of the pants, and the simple clutch purse. You can be chic too by… Choosing any of the items above ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Learn how to really shine and make the camera fall in love with you! Click here.

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 3 – Pisces

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LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 2 – Aquarius

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How to Wear Articles September 9, 2015

It’s Not Your Weight That’s a Problem – How to Wear Leggings When You Have Some Curves

If you have toothpick-thin legs, then leggings are like the chocolate to your peanut butter – they are better together. However, if you like eating chocolate with peanut butter and have some extra curves, you may need to know how to wear leggings. The key to making leggings work for you is to wear the leggings with long tops, jackets, and coats. Do not have the top end at the widest part of your thigh. You want the thickest parts hidden and the thinnest parts on display. If all else fails, remember that Spanx makes leggings. Here are four great options for wearing your leggings: Sport those leggings. Put on a pair of black leggings with a pair of low-top, all-black sneakers. Throw on an oversized sweater, an anorak jacket, and a pair of aviator sunglasses and run around town, having everyone thinking, “How does she look that great coming […]

LOOK BOOK: Style Horoscope 1 – Capricorn

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities August 26, 2015

#StyleProfile: Kelly Ripa

Name: Kelly Ripa Occupation: Actress and Spokesperson This outfit is chic because…  The hot pink shorts You can be chic too by… Wearing a bright color short instead of a neutral color or denim shorts   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Keep it, use it, enjoy it! Get a FREE ebook. Visit www.Share-A-Makeover.com SaveSaveSaveSave

Cute Outfits of Celebrities August 18, 2015

#StyleProfile: Arianna Huffington

Name: Arianna Huffington Occupation: Journalist and Entrepreneur This outfit is chic because…  The mixture of lace and leather You can be chic too by… Mising a feminine fabric like lace with a masculine fabric like leather   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Am I claiming too much? I don’t think so. Sign up for the FREE webinar. Visit StyleRescuePlan.com

LOOK BOOK: Conquer Your Curves 5 – Upside Down Pear

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How to Wear Articles August 12, 2015

Don’t Get Duped! How to Avoid Office Wear for Women That Makes You Look Like the Receptionist Instead of the Boss Lady

Putting aside the issue of office wear for women for the moment, we must all admit that we secretly would like to be the boss lady in the workplace or, at the very least, have the authority to put annoying coworkers in their place or institute a flexible menstrual period vacation policy. If you are the boss lady, you need to look like it. If you aren’t the boss lady, you need to start dressing like it so that you can climb a couple of rungs of the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, most of the office wear for women that you see in most workplaces is so boring and shapeless that you wonder if the Golden Girls have started a clothing line that you don’t know about. Here is a list of office wear to avoid and a list of alternatives: Ill-fitting pants. These are pants with an ill-fitting crotch that […]

Style is… Cute Outfits August 3, 2015

Style is…

Style is… learned. We often see a woman fabulously dressed and think, “How does she know to put that together? I could never do that.” The piece that you don’t see is the woman in her closet putting tops and bottoms together, playing with accessories, trying on belts in an attempt to learn how to look stylish. For some of us, this learning period happens early in life for others it happens later in life when we see our photo on social media and think was I sleepy, hungover, or just plain delusional when I put together that outfit. For me I remember browsing through catalogs as a little girl and circling all the items that I wanted and putting outfits together in my head. I also remember taking my older cousins hand me down clothes and trying to staple them to make them into my size (I didn’t know […]

LOOK BOOK: Conquer Your Curves 4 – Ruler

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Style July 28, 2015

This opportunity just fell from the sky and it has your name on it

Isn’t it really nice when an opportunity just lands in your lap? When blessings, gifts, and good fortune fall from the sky with your name on it and all you have to do to open the gift is to say yes. Has that not happened to you for a while? Well here it is fresh from the sky covered in stardust, smelling like the good luck of a freshly picked four leaf clover. To say yes to this gift, all you have to do is join me on YouTube on July 28th at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time YouTube channel link: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlainJaneQuiz On July 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm PST I will release my never-before-seen video training, “Say Yes to Style Miracles: 3 genius ways to banish style anxiety and make your makeover dreams real” You may have tried to achieve a style miracle all on your own. You’ve watched […]

16 Dresses to Wear to a Wedding

The upside of being a wedding guest is that you will not be required to wear a butt-ugly bridesmaid dress during the nuptials. The downside is now that you have to figure out what to wear to the wedding, that taffeta tooth fairy-looking bridesmaid dress is not looking so bad after all. Before you call your cousin, begging to be a bridesmaid, here are 16 dresses to wear to a wedding. 1. A simple, solid-color sheath dress. A sheath dress is a close-fitting dress with a hemline at the lower thighs or at your knees. Choose a solid color that is appropriate for the time of year. For spring, think pastels, and for fall, think fall leaves. 2. A wrap dress. A simple wrap dress is easy to pack and easy to wear. This option can work year round. 3. A swing dress in a soft color. A swing dress […]

#StyleProfile: Tamara Mellon

Name: Tamara Mellon Occupation: Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur This outfit is chic because…  The all black outfit with a pop of color with the clutch purse You can be chic too by… Wear all black with just a pop of color with your handbag   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Gives you new insight. Get a free book chapter of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent Makeover

LOOK BOOK: Conquer Your Curves 3 – Hourglass

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What to Wear Articles July 15, 2015

What to Wear on a Safari or At Least Dress Like a Chic Woman That Goes on Exotic Safari Vacations

Your vacations may be far from exotic. You might have a 5-day Disney World vacation with your family that leaves you so frustrated that you are secretly planning the assassination of Mickey. Or, a vacation might consist of visiting your aunt in Duluth, a location so exotic that it is sometimes called the Marrakech of Minnesota (a nickname only used by your aunt who suffers from mild dementia). You may not be jetting off to exotic locales like the Australian outback or the African savannah for a safari, but what is stopping you from dressing like the woman who is comfortable with this jet set lifestyle. So here is what to wear on a safari just in case you win the lottery or invent the cure for cellulite. Better yet, let’s play the odds. Here’s how to bring the safari lifestyle to your everyday wardrobe, whether you are in Duluth, […]

What to Wear Articles July 7, 2015

What to Wear to a Christening – Be Soft, Demure, and Ladylike

Whether you are currently having kids or you have reached the age where everyone around you is having kids, you soon realize that there are so many more events to attend. Very quickly you find your calendar filling up and your bank account running low as you are promising Babies R’ Us your first born in exchange for the very pricey stroller that you need to purchase for your sister-in-law. There are the baby showers, the birthday parties, and of course the christenings. Luckily the christening does not involve more gifts (sometimes), but you do need a pretty outfit to wear to the church. Maybe you can promise a department store your second born child in exchange for an elegant pants suit?   A christening is not the place to break out an extra fierce dress that would be the hit the club. It is the time to be soft, […]

LOOK BOOK: Conquer Your Curves 2 – Pear

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What to Wear Articles June 30, 2015

Which Colors to Wear in Photos – Not As Black and White As It Seems

As a child it was fun. You put on your nice clothes. You would get a special hairstyle and you were given specific instructions to stay neat for the rest of the day. So why is it as an adult you are ready to throw a tantrum when you have to take pictures? The reason is simple. As an adult there are only a few unpleasant reasons you will NEED to take a picture such as your driver’s license which requires you to visit the unhappiest place on earth, the DMV, or a mug shot which never turns out well because the photo is ruined by the jail number you must hold up in the photo. All kidding aside, you may actually need to take professional photos for your career or for an online dating profile and one of the most important things you can learn is what colors to […]

Six Month Replenishment Plan

This post is from Lea Michele’s Brunette Ambition. In the book she mentions her 6 month replenishment plan where she weeds out ratty socks, t-shirts, underwear, and tanktops and replenishes her stash. Great idea! ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It came along at just the right time. Visit my blog AishaJones.com

LOOK BOOK: Conquer Your Curves 1 – Apple

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LOOK BOOK: Confidence Challenge #4

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What to Wear Articles June 3, 2015

Simple Everyday Wear to Work Styles – Just Set It and Forget It

It’s hard enough dragging yourself out of bed on Monday. It’s even harder when you realize that you have to clothe yourself to get there unless you want to a have a very cold and uncomfortable conversation with Human Resources while wearing your birthday suit. There has to be simple everyday wear to work styles that will make your life easier. How is it possible that we can put a Rover on Mars and still have no solution to this most basic everyday problem? Can’t you just wake up in the morning and there is a piece of paper taped to the your closet door that shows you what you are supposed to wear. Today is your lucky day, print out this article and tape it to your closet door. Here’s your simple everyday wear to work style schedule: Monday: Wear a black pencil skirt with a denim blouse worn […]

#STYLE PROFILE: Rihanna

Name: Rhianna Occupation: Singer and Actress This outfit is chic because…  The light pink dress with pearl earrings – very girly You can be chic too by… Getting a little girly with light pink and pearls   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A valued addition to your wardrobe. A Facebook Like can help you Quadruple Your Wardrobe. Learn more: http://www.outfitblueprints.com

#StyleProfile: Blake Lively

Name: Blake Lively Occupation: Actress and Model This outfit is chic because…  The athletic track-inspired pants worn with heels and a blouse You can be chic too by… Wearing athletic inspired pants in grown-up way   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Pre-Order Spring/Summer 2015 Style Recipe Cards and get a free style tutorial video “Spring into Style: Go Get the Love You Want This Season”. Promo Code: SPRING http://www.stylerecipecards.com

Day Off Essential

This post is from Rachel Zoe’s A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. In the book she gives a list of day off essentials. The fashion experts lists a jersey top as one of these day off essentials. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Pre-Order Spring/Summer 2015 Style Recipe Cards and get a free style tutorial video “Spring into Style: Go Get the Love You Want This Season”. Promo Code: SPRING http://www.stylerecipecards.com

LOOK BOOK: Confidence Challenge #3

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LOOK BOOK: Confidence Challenge #2

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Add Drama

This post is from from Nina Garcia’s book The Little Black Book of Style. To add some drama to your look she suggests adding a cuff. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— With the touch of a play button you can get a handle on your style. Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What to Wear Articles May 5, 2015

What to Wear on a Cruise So You Don’t Look Like an Escapee From a Florida Retirement Village

This the best feeling. You are on the deck of the cruise ship. You feel the wind in your hair, you smell the salty ocean air, and you are snapping pictures of the beautiful shoreline as you pull into the port. You look next to you and notice that the woman beside you has on the exact same outfit. The only difference is that she is a foot shorter with blue hair, smells of Fixodent and Ben-Gay, and is carrying a tote bag that says, “Del Boca Vista Retirement Village.” Funny, the travel agent didn’t mention self-pity as an onboard activity when you booked the cruise. So how does one deficient in time and low in style IQ prevent the above scenario from occurring on her next cruise? All you have to do is avoid the three common pitfalls of cruise attire: 1. Restrict tropical prints to sarongs and dresses. […]

Style is…

  Style is Romantic. You may be thinking why didn’t she write this blog post in February for Valentine’s Day? Well May is also a romantic time. Spring is the time for flowers, birds singing, and bees buzzing which another way of saying love is in the air. You see it in the strangers making out on the park bench that make you want to yell out “Go get a room”. And, you see it in your friend’s social media feeds that contain pictures of their couples vacations. Style is romantic for the simple fact that you dress differently for a first date or date night with your husband than you do to go pick out flowerpots at Home Depot. You dress differently because you want to feel more feminine or you are trying to elicit a particular response from your date. In fact, I have a particular red dress that […]

LOOK BOOK: Confidence Challenge #1

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#STYLE PROFILE: Wendy Williams

Name: Wendy Williams Occupation: Media personality, actress, author, and comedian This outfit is chic because…  Color blocking around the waist to make you look slimmer You can be chic too by… Wear color blocking in a figure flattering way   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Learn from anywhere in your home. Sign-up for the on-demand webinar From Frumpy to Fabulous in 5 Days. www.StyleRescuePlan.com

Smile Secrets

This post is from Andrea Pomerantz’s book How to Look Expensive. She gives some excellent advice to have a great smile. Sparkling earrings can help your smile to sparkle, but gold sparkling earrings will bring out the yellow tones in your teeth. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Be tough enough to handle any fashion disaster. Get it on Amazon “Surviving a Fashion Disaster: Your checklist to be prepared for a fashion disaster at work, home, or on the road”

Style April 13, 2015

What Went Wrong with the Capsule Wardrobe?

The capsule wardrobe was invented in 1970. In 1970 we still used lava lamps to light rooms, typed on a typewriter, and listened to music on an 8-track player. Isn’t time that wardrobe philosophies evolved as well? The capsule says choose easy interchangeable pieces to your wardrobe. However, this can lead to a wardrobe filled with a lot basic black and lackluster pieces that make you more a wallflower than the belle of the ball. The starting place for a capsule wardrobe is looking for individual basic pieces. The starting place for BLOQ wardrobe is a head-turning outfit. This head-turning outfit is then broken down to its basic building blocks which I call BLOQs. You then take these BLOQs and start building more stunning outfits. The end result is obvious, with a capsule wardrobe you have wardrobe that is easy, but it is monotonous and unimaginative. With a BLOQ wardrobe, […]

#StyleProfile: Lucy Liu

Name: Lucy Liu Occupation: Actress and Model This outfit is chic because…  Gold belt You can be chic too by… Wearing a gold belt with your dresses   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get the latest scoop on being photogenic. “Discover 5 ways to look better in photos in a FLASH!”

LOOK BOOK: Wardrobe Classics 5 – Little Black Dress

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How to Look Skinny on Stage and Have Them Focus On Your Words Instead of Your Belly. See it on AishaJones.com

All the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players. Shakespeare had it almost right. In actuality, on stage, the world can see all and men and women merely play skinny. On stage people can see every divot, roll, jiggle, and enough belly fat to have the Pillsbury Dough Boy’s agent calling to ask you to replace him once his contract with Pillsbury expires. To make matters worse, a stage involves a spotlight and usually photographs and video footage where if they have the camera angle just right, it can look like an audition tape for The Biggest Loser. The good news is that there are things you can do to make yourself look skinny on stage and it doesn’t involve converting to the Islamic faith and adopting the burka… a plus-sized burka. There are several things you can do to look skinny and polished on […]

What to Wear Articles March 20, 2015

What to Wear on a First Date to Guarantee a Second Date

We’ve all watched enough Rom Coms and CW TV shows to realize that the first date is very, very important. We all know that if this dating equivalent of a first impression goes awry then the rest of the plot/relationship quickly unravels. Given the fact that there is so much riding on this single event, it is important to address the chief concern of single women everywhere…what to wear on a first date…so you can get to the second date. The way to guarantee a second date is to add a touch of glamour. We have all heard the urban legend that men want a tomboy. They want this mythical woman that is one of the guys that can talk sports and drink beer with the best of them. Is that why the Victoria Secret models are in baseball caps and reciting quarterback completion stats as they strut down the […]

LOOK BOOK: Wardrobe Classics 4 – A Trench Coat

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#StyleProfile: Maria Bartiromo

Name: Maria Bartiromo Occupation: Journalist and Author This outfit is chic because…  Ivory outfit with gold accessory accents You can be chic too by… Wearing an all ivory outfit and wear it with gold accessories   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Everybody is talking about it. Check out the testimonials. StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Winter Closet Checklist

This post is from Emily Schuman’s book Cupcakes and Cashmere. She provides a list of wardrobe items for every season. On her winter closet checklist is a beaded/sparkly clutch. It is versatile item perfect for when you are all dressed up, but it also lends some class to your more casual outfits. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Everybody is talking about it. Check out the testimonials. StyleRecipeCards.com

LOOK BOOK: Wardrobe Classics 3 – Black Cashmere Sweater

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 25, 2015

#StyleProfile: Gabrielle Union

Name: Gabrielle Union Occupation: Actress and Former Model This outfit is chic because…  Solid color dress with shoes with print You can be chic too by… Making an outfit pop by wearing a solid color with a bold print shoe   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Everything you have always wanted in a makeover. NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSaveSaveSave

What to Wear Articles February 18, 2015

Dresses to Wear with Boots – These come out on top

You need to know what dresses to wear with boots? You’ve come to the right place. Nothing is worse than leaving the house with “The Creeper Outfit.” You put on a dress with boots and you think it is sort of cute, but as the day continues, the sensation of being horribly dressed slowly creeps over you. You arrive at work and no one makes a comment about your outfit. You go out to lunch and you get a weird look from someone the next table over, and the next thing you know you are in the bathroom mirror in a panic trying to figure out how to “fix” your outfit. However, by then it is too late; you are already a victim of The Creeper Outfit, and your confidence for the remainder of the day is shot. We are going to fix that right now and give you some […]

What to Wear Articles February 17, 2015

Discover the 5 Different Types of Body Shapes and Flatter Your Shape

Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character, yet men still refer to her when they are trying to explain a certain va-va-voom. As a woman, how are you supposed to compete with someone who can lose a few pounds here and there with the simple wave of an eraser? However, when you know your body shape, you too can look like you took an eraser to your trouble spots located here and there. The first thing you must learn is that there are five different body types. Various style consultants may include petite and tall, but in general they fall into one of these 5 body shapes: apple, pear, upside down pear, ruler, and hourglass. Apple: You have an apple body shape if your waistline is the widest part of your body. Charla Krupp, stylist and author of the book, How to Never Look Fat Again, refers to this as the […]

LOOK BOOK: Wardrobe Classics 2 – A Men’s White Shirt

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Dress Codes

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Derek Blasberg’s book, Classy. In the book he provides a rundown of the major dress codes that may accompany an invitation. Here they are: Casual, Smart Casual, Cocktail, BBQ, Formal and Black Tie, Theme, Pool Party, and White Tie. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————————————————————

What to Wear Articles January 6, 2015

What to Wear to Travel on a Plane

Look up. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s you flying on a plane, uncomfortable, disheveled, and knowing that you will arrive looking like the supporting actress in an airplane disaster movie where you were forced to eat your fellow travelers. To avoid this all too common scenario you must pay careful attention to deciding what to wear to travel on a plane. Here are three stylish and comfortable strategies for deciding what to wear to travel on a plane: For just a little bit of comfort you should wear the ultimate travel outfit as defined by Michael Kors in Nina Garcia’s book, The Little Black Book of Style. He states that the best travel outfit is a pair of white jeans, a black cashmere turtleneck, and a pair of black ballet flats. Jeans are not the most comfortable option for a long flight, they are more comfortable than […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 29, 2014

#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Charlize Theron

The Charlize Theron cute outfits rule would be… earing an army green jacket with a printed scarf. The Charlize Theron cute outfits rule would be… earing an army green jacket with a printed scarf. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Charlize Theron. Name: Charlize Theron Occupation: Actress, producer, director This is one of her featured cute outfits because… Of the print scarf and army green safari-style jacket… the yellow bag helps too. You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing an army green jacket with a printed scarf   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— If you are a Pear shape, you want to avoid highlighting and creating bulk on the bottom […]

What Color Dress Should You Wear To Receive Rave Reviews

Deciding what color dress to wear is a complex decision with multiple layers. First, you will need to the number of your birth month and multiply it by seven. Next, you will need to use that number on a numerology color wheel and point it towards the North Star. Just kidding, it’s not that difficult! You just need to answer one simple question, what color do you receive the most compliments in? Think back to the last time you received a compliment and try to remember what color you were wearing. Hopefully, the last time you received a compliment was not as far back as your yearbook photo or your wedding day photo. Whatever color you were wearing when you received the compliment will give you a clue of what color dresses will work well for you. Decide which group you belong to: Group 1: If you receive compliments in […]

Closet Feng Shui – Your Scarves, Part 2

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LOOK BOOK: Oh the Places You’ll Go… In Style… With an Oversized Animal Print Purse!

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3 Simple Accessories

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Derek Blasberg’s book, Classy. Here are his 3 “classy” accessories: sunglasses, cocktail ring, and brooch. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Oodles and oodles of outfits. Check out my Pinterest boards. / SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Oh the Places You’ll Go… In Style… With an Oversized Sweater!

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Style is… Cute Outfits October 1, 2014

Style is…

  Style is scary. Style can be very scary. It can be scary to step out of your comfort zone and even scarier to stand out in a crowd. I remember once going to an afterhours networking event/party at a conference. It was a big deal, and a lot of important people would be there. I knew that the typical attire for the women there would be a little black dress. If I wore that, I would be appropriately attired and no one would criticize my outfit. I went to the department store to shop for a dress, and my choice was between the typical little black dress and this blue-gray dress in a style that was a little unusual. I remember talking with my mother later that week, telling her that I found two dresses. She told me to get the blue-gray dress. It was the one that I […]

LOOK BOOK: Oh the Places You’ll Go… In Style… With a High Waist Skirt!

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Style Mistake #3

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s book, You are What you Wear: What your clothes reveal about you. Style Mistake #3 – women dress too young which paradoxically ages them. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A radical departure from how you currently decide what to wear! www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSave

What to Wear Articles September 17, 2014

What to Wear to a Wedding – The Delicate Balance of Pretty, But Not Too Pretty

There are so few occasions that we get to dress up for: weddings, funerals, christening, court dates for speeding tickets (30 mph really does look like 80 mph when you are zipping by at high speeds). However, the wedding is its own unique animal because you have to look pretty, but not too pretty to upstage the bride. At a funeral, they don’t say, “Avoid wearing too much make-up because it will upstage the rosy cheeks brushed onto the corpse!” Given this delicate balance, what is the appropriate thing to wear to a wedding? Your first clue will come from the invitation itself as the dress attire should be specified on the parchment. Nowadays, few nuptial events are black tie or the even more rare and elusive super formal white tie. For most of us mortals, the dress attire is semi-casual or cocktail. When deciding what to wear to a […]

What to Wear Articles September 5, 2014

How Your Hourglass Body Shape Can Bring a Man to His Knees

An hourglass signifies when time is running out. If you have been blessed when an hourglass body shape, then your time is also running out. You only have lifetime to make use of this perfectly proportioned body shape that you have been gifted. How can you tell if you have an hourglass body shape? Measure around your bust and your hips. If they are roughly the same circumference then you are an hourglass shape and there have even been songs written about this female shape. To paraphrase the Commodores and their timeless song Brick House, you are 36-24-36 what a winning hand. Now that you know your body shape is indeed a brick house, you need to know how to you dress this body shape to maximize your ….um, shall we say, assets. Here’s what to look for when shopping for items to flatter your hourglass body shape: For shirts, […]

LOOK BOOK: Oh the Places You’ll Go… In Style… With a Maxi Dress!

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What to buy in August: Floaty Summery Dress

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Jacqui Stafford’s, The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets. In the book she gives tips of the best time to shop for deals. Since August is the end of summer, it is the perfect time to shop for floaty, summery dresses. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A radical departure from how you currently decide what to wear! www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSave

What to Wear Articles August 24, 2014

Basic Wardrobe Checklist – Six No-Hassle Wardrobe Items for People Who Hate Shopping

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of your closet with nothing to wear? Shopping bags are strewn around the closet, your bank account a little lighter, and the last thing you remember is being overwhelmed in a clothing store. If this scenario describes you, then you may have experienced a fashion blackout and it is a frequent disorder of people who hate shopping for clothes. People afflicted with this condition often procrastinate about clothes shopping until there is an urgent need. They wander into a clothing store and proceed to buy whatever is within their eye path. Later, they find themselves back to square one with nothing to wear and the cycle repeats. There is a way to stylishly step off of this treadmill of fashion victimhood. The solution is a basic wardrobe checklist. There are 2 reasons you have nothing to wear: You don’t have the right […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities August 19, 2014

#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Eva Longoria

The Eva Longoria cute outfits rule would be… wear a mini sheath dress. The Eva Longoria cute outfits rule would be… wear a mini sheath dress. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Eva Longoria. Name: Eva Longoria Occupation: Actress, Voice Actress, Restaurateur This is one of her featured cute outfits because… the mini sheath dress, you can hide behind it and just show off a great pair of legs. You can recreate this cute outfit by… wearing a mini sheath dress and you can get a sneak peak of her closet with this post.     ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It doesn’t stop here. Visit my YouTube channel for more […]

What to Wear Articles August 5, 2014

What to Wear to a Beach Wedding – Don’t Be Overdressed and Out of Place

Feel the sand wiggles between your toes. The warm sun on your skin and the waves crashing against the shore. Can you picture it? It is so relaxing except for the fact that you are at a wedding ceremony and you are sweating more than the husky woman in the last row of a Richard Simmons exercise video because you have overdressed for the occasion. For most occasions it is often better to err on the side of being overdressed rather than underdressed. However a beach is the one place where it is glaring obvious if you have grossly misjudged the expected dress attire. So here are some tips on what to wear to a beach wedding: Regardless of the time of year, any wedding is an occasion to get dressed up, so you want to always dress nice. If there was ever a time to put on a dress, […]

LOOK BOOK: Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Ankle Boots

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#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Angelina Jolie

The Angelina Jolie cute outfits rule would be… when in doubt, go with a pencil skirt, sweater, and sunglasses. The Angelina Jolie cute outfits rule would be… when in doubt, go with a pencil skirt, sweater, and sunglasses. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Angelina Jolie. Name: Angelina Jolie Occupation: Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter This is one of her featured cute outfits because… of its simplicity. It is a black pencil shirt with a v-neck sweater and aviator style sunglasses. You can recreate this cute outfit by… thinking, when in doubt, go with a pencil skirt, sweater, and sunglasses. This is an easy outfit for a travel day or […]

What to Wear Articles July 22, 2014

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding – Beat the Heat and Stay Chic

Figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding can be frustrating. You are so glad that your friend has finally found love, but couldn’t they have found it when the temperature was a little milder. Is this the Summer of Love – Baghdad Edition? In celebration of love, you must get dressed, look chic, and stay cool calm and collected in the summer heat all while watching your friend transform from your friend into a wedding monster capable of demolishing a small Japanese city. Regardless of the time of year, any wedding is an occasion to get dressed up, so you want to always dress nice. If there was ever a time to put on a dress, this is it. You can transform almost any summer dress into proper summer wedding attire by swapping out your flip-flops for heels and adding a cardigan, shawl, collarless blazer, or bolero jacket […]

LOOK BOOK: Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Cowboy Boots

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Doesn’t need to be investment pieces

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart. These are shoes that don’t need to break the bank on. Your wallet will thank you. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It gets results. Go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic. www.NoMorePlainJane.com

LOOK BOOK: Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Flower Print Heels

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#StyleProfile: The Cute Outfits of Melissa McCarthy

The Melissa McCarthy cute outfits rule would be… wearing upper ankle length pants with a high heel! The Melissa McCarthy cute outfits rule would be… wearing upper ankle length pants with a high heel! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Melissa McCarthy. Name: Melissa McCarthy Occupation: Actress, stand-up comedian, writer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… there are so many things right about this outfit. The upper ankle length pants create a slimming effect by showing just the write amount of skin and the cardigan with the ruffle edging helps soften the look. You can recreate this cute outfit by…. wearing upper ankle length pants with […]

What to Wear Articles July 1, 2014

What to Wear With Wedges for a Body Slimming Effect

There are the graceful ballerinas of the world – those women get to wear sky high stilettos. Then there are the gracefully-challenged of the world – these women know the true meaning of the words “Face Plant”. For these women, there are wedges. These shoes give you the benefit of stilettos – the height, an instant butt lift, calf enhancement, but none of the wobble. Given the fact that wedges have reduced insurance claims all across the country. How can one take full advantage of these miracle shoes and what to wear with wedges? Because wedges are so body enhancing, they are great to wear with anything that shows off a little leg. Skirts and dresses are perfect complements for wedges, especially in the spring and summer when there are many espadrille styles that add a relaxed vibe to a summer outfit. For the office, there are now office appropriate […]

LOOK BOOK: Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Ballet Flats

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Earrings for Square Shaped Face

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Jacqui Stafford’s, The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets. You want to know the best earrings for a square shaped face, it’s hoop earrings. Get to WOW with the hoop earrings. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It gets results. Go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic. www.NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSave

You never change your look and dress the same way over the years, which makes you look out of touch and out of style

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s book, You are What you Wear: What your clothes reveal about you. Style Mistake #1 – You never change your look and dress the same way over the years, which makes you look out of touch and out of style. Change it up once in a while. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— It gets results. Go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic. www.NoMorePlainJane.com

LOOK BOOK: Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Red Heels

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What to Wear Articles June 4, 2014

What to Wear This Summer for Women Who Are Not a Size 0

Do you remember the hope filled anticipation of waiting for summer as a child? While summer does not hold quite the same allure, summer still holds the anticipation of having to shed some clothing and bare a little more skin. Here are the wardrobe essentials of what to wear this summer that will keep you cool and not require a 16-week starvation diet in order to wear them. Denim cutoffs. If you were blessed with the legs of Daisy Duke, you can wear cutoff jean shorts that bare a lot of leg and a little bit of cheeks (not, the ones required for smiling). However, if you are less than sky high confident about your legs and thighs, there is another way to achieve a beach bum aesthetic. You can take a pair of your old jeans and strategically create holes and rips in them. You can take sand paper […]

Style Profile: Carrie Underwood

The Carrie Underwood cute outfits rule is to wear a jumpsuit instead of a gown to a red carpet event. The Carrie Underwood cute outfits rule is to wear a jumpsuit instead of a gown to a red carpet event. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Carrie Underwood. But there are many. Name: Carrie Underwood Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress This is one of her featured cute outfits because… of the fabulous jumpsuit. You can recreate this cute outfit by… a jumpsuit can be a great alternative to a dress to look dressed up and look like a boss for any fancy event     ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Proven techniques to go […]

Style is…

Style is sunshine. It is June. In many parts of the country, June means summer and sunshine; however, here in San Diego, it is known as June Gloom, a month during which there are overcast skies and clouds most of the day and hardly any sunshine to speak of. While in many circumstances, the dark, gloomy weather may make you want to throw on an oversized cardigan, grab a cup of warm Starbucks, and curl up in a corner somewhere, there is another way to combat this unfortunate weather, and that is to create your own sunshine. Before you send out the guys with oversized butterfly nets to round me up, let me explain. I noticed a long time ago that if I dress myself up and go the extra mile in the hair and makeup department, it makes me feel a little better. It is a little trick I […]

LOOK BOOK: Color Clash 5: Navy vs. Orange

Check out the video to learn advice for this outdated color “rule”. Get the accessories shopping list here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A successful real estate career needs some style. Get a sample chapter from the book www.MillionaireRealEstateAgentMakeover.com SaveSaveSaveSave

What to Wear Articles May 16, 2014

What to Wear to an Interview – Some Simple Rules for Successful Job Hunting

The overused advice for job hunting is to talk about how important first impressions are in choosing what to wear for an interview. This advice is both wrong and backwards. Lasting impressions are what matter. Try this exercise, think about your favorite movie. Are you remembering the opening scene (first impression)? Or, is the first scene that comes to mind another part of the movie (the lasting impression)? Is the part of a song you always remember the first line or the first chord? Probably not. Similarly, it is not only important to get your foot in the door, people must remember that you crossed their threshold. If you have ever been on the hiring side of a job interview, you realize that the job candidates start to blur together after a while. While the bosses are discussing whom they should hire, they will often say things like, “Remember the […]

LOOK BOOK: Color Clash 4: Orange vs. Red

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Style is…

  Style is distress. Mayday is a distress signal you can send out in an emergency situation. I had to send out a fashion mayday this holiday season. There was a little added pressure to be fabulous since I was meeting my boyfriend’s colleagues for the first time. I ordered my holiday party dress from Rent the Runway. It was a great dress. Rent the Runway usually will let you rent a dress and then get a backup size for free. Well, they were all out of the backup sizes, so I had to hope and pray that the dress fit. I tried on the dress the day before the party and I couldn’t zip it up. It was a definite mayday situation. The only way I could get another dress was if I didn’t go to work the next day and went shopping instead. I can be stubborn, so […]

Table Manners

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Derek Blasberg’s book, Classy. He gives you some new rules for having classy table manners: Your phone should not be visible from the table. It is considered rude to have it out on the table. Remember to keep it classy. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— I heard your S.O.S! Style help is on the way! The Style Rescue Plan for smart busy women! May 15, 2014 @5 pm PST www.StyleRescuePlan.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: Color Clash 3: Navy vs. Brown

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Colorful Skirt

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Emily Schuman’s book Cupcakes and Cashmere. An item from a her spring closet checklist is a colorful skirt. Get one in your closet like NOW!! Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The must have item for Spring StyleRecipeCards.com

What to Wear Articles April 18, 2014

Figure Flattering Dresses for Pear Shaped Bodies

Shakira was right, “Your hips don’t lie”. If you are a woman that is pear shaped, your hips are the widest part of your body. You have probably engaged in a decades long war with your buttocks and thighs and you would rather choose a stay in Guantanamo Bay over jean shopping any day (at least in there you get loose-fitting jumpsuits). Based on your “problem areas”, you may think dress shopping is difficult. Not true, there are many dresses for pear shaped bodies. In fact, shopping for dresses will help you to love your shape. Since you are wider on the bottom than you are on top, the goal is to make your body look proportional. You need to make your upper half look wider. Here are some basic guidelines for shopping for dresses for pear shaped bodies: Unlike your thin-thighed counterparts, you can wear strapless dresses. A strapless […]

What to Wear Articles April 11, 2014

What to Wear Out Tonight No Matter What Mood You Are In

To (poorly) paraphrase the fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, “If you dress your mood, you don’t need a signature style”. Similarly, if you dress your mood, it will help you determine what to wear out tonight. Identify your mood and here is your outfit to wear out tonight. Are you feeling fear? You may be scared yellow, so let’s wear some yellow out tonight. Whether you are scared about meeting someone new or scared of having a serious, but much needed conversation, with one of your good friends over sushi, yellow is a good option. The yellow may help you gain some confidence and assist in tackling what is frightening you. In the summer you can wear a yellow summer dress or yellow tank top with your jeans and a pair of wedges. For the winter, wear a bright yellow pea coat or yellow cardigan over your denim blouse. Are you […]

LOOK BOOK: Color Clash 2: Red vs. Pink

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Style Profile: The Cute Outfits of Selita Ebanks

The Selita Ebanks cute outfits rule is to wear a pair of dangling round earrings to frame her face. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Selita Ebanks… but there are many. Name: Selita Ebanks Occupation: Model, Actress, Designer, Philanthropist This is one of her featured cute outfits because… These dangling round earrings that perfectly frame her face You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing concentric circle earrings to help frame your face and bring movement every time you turn your head     ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Everybody is talking about how to about how to quadruple your wardrobe. It’s a free gift for a Facebook Like OutfitBlueprints.com SaveSave SaveSave

Style is… Cute Outfits April 1, 2014

Style is…

Style is laughter. How could style be laughter? In fact, it can often elicit the opposite emotion of sadness as you try on a pair of jeans only to realize that you need a bigger size. How can style be laughter when fashion models are often so stoic and serious that you wonder if they are angry as they meander their way down the catwalk? In spite of this style is laughter, and I can give you a great example. Many, many years ago, I scored tickets to Destiny’s Child’s final tour (see, it was a long time ago). I invited my best friend from San Francisco to come with me. When she arrived on my doorstep, she had two t-shirts she made all by herself. The one she made for me had “Bootylicious” emblazoned across the front of it, so while it was probably not the most fashionable choice, […]

What to Wear Articles March 28, 2014

How to Look Stylish in Glasses

You may have heard the phrase, “Boys don’t make passes at girl’s who wear glasses.” That may have been true in the 1950’s, but that phrase is no longer true when the hottest celebrities around are wearing glasses, even if they are the “fake glasses” that contain non-prescriptive clear lenses. You too can elevate your style by making the most of your glasses, whether you are required to wear them all the time or only for reading or when you want to wear “fake glasses” to fit in with a hipster crowd. Here are some tips to take this seemingly “nerdy” accessory and make it yet another way to tell your signature style story: Color. There are so many varieties of colors and styles today that you would be crazy not to venture away from basic black. You can go metallic with a silver or gold frame. You can go […]

LOOK BOOK: Color Clash 1: Brown vs. Black

Check out the video to learn how to wear black and brown together with fantastic results. Check out the other black and brown outfits here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— You’ve dreamed about it! Now you can do it. Free Makeover at NoMorePlainJane.com

Jewelry Box Basic

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Rachel Zoe’s A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour. These two pieces of bling made her list of must have jewelry box basics, becuase they go with everything. No one has ever said the phrase, “Your diamonds are clashing with your outfit?”. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— You’ll look as good as you feel. Free Makeover at NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSave

What to Wear Articles March 21, 2014

What to Wear on Casual Friday – It’s Not As Casual As You Think

Aaaaah Friday! The dawn of the weekend, so much hope and wonderment as you look forward to the weekend ahead. And to make Friday even sweeter, your company has instituted a Casual Friday dress code policy. The only problem is that now you are confused about what to wear. Last week, you showed up in a tube top, a blazer, cummerbund, jeans, a ballet flat on one foot, and a flip-flop sandal on the other. After your coworkers finished asking you if you were a victim of a clothes-jacking that required you to scavenge for clothing, you realized that you may need help in determining what to wear on Casual Friday. First, let’s set the record straight, you are still in the workplace so the term “Casual” Friday is a misnomer. Unless you work in a very laid back tech environment, Casual Friday just means slightly less formal than Monday […]

Sample Sale Sites

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from the resource section of Lauren Conrad’s book Style. Here is a list of websites for some awesome sample sales because we all love a great deal. Read my entire book review here. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The do what they were designed to you… get you compliments. www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: 9 – Go From Dressed to Well Dressed with Purses

Check out the video to learn how to go from dressed to well dressed with purses. Get the accessories shopping list here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get photogenic A.S.A.P. with this book available on Amazon.com SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

A Basic

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy: A Less-is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart. According the style guru, an A-line skirt is a must have basic for every wardrobe. Read my entire book review here. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Never look bad in a photo again! Get the book “Being Photogenic is a Skill Not Genetics: Discover 5 ways to look better in photos in flash!” SaveSave

Style Profile: The Cute Outfits of FAYE DUNAWAY

The Faye Dunaway cute outfits rule is to wear a beret or beanie in a stunning red color. The Faye Dunaway cute outfits rule is to wear a beret or beanie in a stunning red color. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Faye Dunaway… but there are many. Name: Faye Dunaway Occupation: Actress This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The red beret. You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a red beret or red beanie.     ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Never look bad in a photo again! Get the book “Being Photogenic is a Skill Not Genetics: Discover 5 ways to look better in photos in flash! […]

Style is… Cute Outfits March 1, 2014

Style is…

Style is luck. Style is like a charmed four leaf clover or a fortuitous horseshoe. It has the power to attract opportunities, lead to unexpected paths of adventure, and help you leap over obstacles. If you think I am exaggerating, let me provide you with an example. (SIDE NOTE: I may have been accused of exaggeration a time or two. I mean, wouldn’t you faint if your boyfriend’s dog chewed up your new purple high heels? – but I digress). One of the most stressful times of my life was preparing for grad school. I had to take the GMAT (two times). I had to prepare my essays, applications, and letters of recommendation. I was almost done with preparing my applications, but I still needed one more letter of recommendation, so I asked my faculty advisor. She was a very accomplished woman, and I believed a letter from her could […]

LOOK BOOK: 8 – Go From Dressed to Well Dressed with Brooches

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 19, 2014

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

The Carla Bruni-Sarkozy cute outfits rule is putting on a bright color coat over an all white or black ensemble. The Carla Bruni-Sarkozy cute outfits rule is putting on a bright color coat over an all white or black ensemble. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy… but there are many. Name: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Occupation: Singer-songwriter, model, former “First Lady” of France This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The purple coat worn over all black to give it more POP. You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wear a bright color coat over an all white or all black outfit.   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— An […]

Style February 14, 2014

The Secret Style Recipe Boutique Launches Today

It’s a secret, so I will only say it once and then it will only be mentioned in hushed conversation. That’s the way secrets work, right? Today, I launched the Secret Style Recipe Boutique that will allow people to purchase previous collections of Style Recipe Cards. But here is the catch… it’s a secret because this boutique is only available to subscribers to my newsletter and the boutique can only be access via a link in the newsletter. Who doesn’t love a great deal? Who can resist a fabulous sale? And who can resist great style on sale. The Secret Style Recipe Boutique delivers all of that and more! To become a subscriber, simply use this link and click on the green post it note.   SaveSave SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: 7 – Go From Dressed to Well Dressed with Scarves

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If your daughter is wearing it…

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s You Are What You Wear: What your clothes reveal about you. This is a very simple rule. Learn it. Live it. Love it. There is nothing worse than walking through a mall and seeing a 12 year old wearing your outfit. Read my entire book review here. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The do what they were designed to you… get you compliments. www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSaveSaveSave

What to Wear Articles February 11, 2014

Tips on How to Dress to Have Jaws Dropping All Around You

You don’t have to be Lady Gaga in a meat dress to have jaws dropping when you enter the room. You can be a stay-at-home mom, a teacher, or a skydiving super spy currently hacking into military computer systems. No matter how mundane or extraordinary your day-to-day life, it is possible to dress well every day and leave people wanting more when they see you. There are simple tips on how to dress that can elevate your every day dress to absolutely stunning. The three keys are color, fit, and fabric. Tips on how to dress would be horribly incomplete without first discussing color. Color is often the thing that will make a magazine cover jump off of the stands. Unfortunately for most women the idea that black is slimming has been drilled into their heads, so women don’t venture far from the color of black. Begin incorporating more color […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities February 7, 2014

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Michelle Williams

The Michelle Williams cute outfits rule is to wear a leather skirt in a color other than black with those added details. The Michelle Williams cute outfits rule is to wear a leather skirt in a color other than black with those added details. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Michelle Williams… but there are many.   Name: Michelle Ingrid Williams Occupation: Actress This is one of her featured cute outfits because… Multiple reasons, but the main one is the insanely chic skirt You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a leather skirt… in a color other than black and with additional details like the pockets on […]

How to look wealthy

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Jacqui Stafford’s The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets. She gave some great ideas on how to look as if you are from the upper crust of society, even when you have very little “bread”. These four items are sure to WOW. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The beauty is in the cards www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: 6 – Go From Dressed to Well Dressed with Belts

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Are boots a good investment?

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart. This is some very smart shopping advice. These are two kinds of boots you can splurge on as they will be staples in your wardrobe. Invest wisely! Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— What have you got to lose? Free makeover at www.NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSaveSaveSave

How to Wear Articles January 22, 2014

The Way to Make You Appear Thinner – It’s All In the Wrist

When you play basketball, the key to throwing free throws is a simple flick of the wrist that will send the ball sailing through the basketball hoop. This also holds the way to make you appear thinner. No, you don’t have to hit the courts and play basketball for 3 hours a day – although that would help to slim you down. The key to making you appear thinner is the wrist – it’s all in the wrist. There are several points on every woman’s body that are flattering: the collarbone, the ankles, and the wrist. How do you use your wrist to appear thinner? Well, just like a woman three weeks after her boob job, you gotta flaunt it. You can make several wardrobe choices that will aid in this hedonistic exhibitionism. The 3/4 length sleeve. This sleeve length on a blouse will help you to show off those […]

LOOK BOOK: 5 – Go From Dressed to Well Dressed with Rings

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A Silk Scarf is a Must Have

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— What have you got to lose? Free makeover at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

V-necks make your neck look longer

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Victoria Beckham’s That Extra Half an Inch. This is a great tip to make yourself look taller and thinner by making your neck look longer. Look for v-neck sweaters and t-shirts. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Why not start out the new year with a free makeover? www.NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSave

What to Wear Articles January 8, 2014

Good News! You Have Many Options on What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

Holly, sleigh bells, and Carol. No, not holiday carol, your Aunt Carol who gets drunk on egg nog every Christmas and precedes to wax poetically about the many loves of her life to anyone within earshot. You already have enough to deal with during winter. When you add wedding attendance to this annual holiday circus, the last thing you want to think about is what to wear to a winter wedding. Luckily a winter wedding offers many options for what to wear. Due to the cold weather, this is one of the times of year that wearing pants to a wedding can seem appropriate. There is the always the classic pants suit. You can get away with wearing a black pants suit to the wedding, but in an effort to not completely buck tradition, it might be best to opt for other darker colors such as gray or navy. You […]

LOOK BOOK: 4 – Go from Dressed to Well Dressed with Necklaces

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Cute Outfits of Celebrities December 20, 2013

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Kate Bosworth

The Kate Bosworth cute outfits rule is to wear over the top dangling earrings with your everyday wear. The Kate Bosworth cute outfits rule is to wear over the top dangling earrings with your everyday wear. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Kate Bosworth… but there are many. Name: Catherine Ann “Kate” Bosworth Occupation: Actress, Model, Singer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The glamorous dangling earrings worn with an everyday outfit You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing over the top earrings with your everyday outfits   ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The next generation of style and fabulousness. Subscribe to the Stylecast Podcast on iTunes. […]

LOOK BOOK: 3 – Go from Dressed to Well Dressed with Bracelets

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Double the life of your shoes

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Lauren Conrad’s Style. This is one of the tips she provides to help extend the life of your shoes. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— In no time at all, you could be on your way to chic, Subscribe to the Stylecast Podcast on iTunes.

LOOK BOOK: 2 – Go from Dressed to Well Dressed with a Watch

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A Glamour Essential Under $50

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Rachel Zoe’s Style A to Zoe. This is one of the glamour essentials she lists that are under $50. She also lists red lipstick, black eyeliner, great heels, and a metallic clutch as must have glamour essentials under $50. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— We’re the originators of Style with the patent pending recipe for style. www.StyleRecipeCards.com SaveSaveSaveSave

What to Wear Articles November 27, 2013

What to Wear to Dinner – 3 Easy Ways to Go From Day to Stylish Dinner Guest

For the most part, going out to dinner is still considered a special occasion. The what to wear to dinner decision is easy if you are heading to Denny’s or the International House of Pancakes after a long night of partying. You do not need to throw on a gown to enjoy your 2 am omelette. Nor will you need to rent out Harry Winston jewelry for a dinner that consists of a Bloomin’ Onion or restaurant that uses any combination of the words “Lobster” and “Fest”, but for most other dinner occasion you may want to spruce up just a tad. To add just a little bit of spice to your dinner attire, you will want to cozy up with your accessories. Three easiest ways to get friendlier with your accessories is to change your handbag, shoes, and earrings. To dress up your handbag, you will generally swap your […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 22, 2013

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Kerry Washington

The Kerry Washington cute outfits rule is to wear a pair of high waist shorts and crop cardigan. The Kerry Washington cute outfits rule is to wear a pair of high waist shorts and crop cardigan. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Kerry Washington. But there are many.   Name: Kerry Washington Occupation: Actress and Director This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The high waist printed “shorts” and cropped cardigan You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a pair of black and white print pants with a white top. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Sparkle from the inside out. Complete a free makeover at www.NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSave SaveSave

LOOK BOOK: 1 – Go from Dressed to Well Dressed with Earrings

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Wear It Like You Mean It

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion. This is one of my favorite sayings from the book. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Sparkle from the inside out. Complete a free makeover at www.NoMorePlainJane.com SaveSave

What to Wear Articles November 13, 2013

Deciding What to Wear to Travel on a Plane

Look up. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s you flying on a plane, uncomfortable, disheveled, and knowing that you will arrive looking like the supporting actress in an airplane disaster movie where you were forced to eat your fellow travelers. To avoid this all too common scenario you must pay careful attention to deciding what to wear to travel on a plane. Here are three stylish and comfortable strategies for deciding what to wear to travel on a plane: For just a little bit of comfort you should wear the ultimate travel outfit as defined by Michael Kors in Nina Garcia’s book, The Little Black Book of Style. He states that the best travel outfit is a pair of white jeans, a black cashmere turtleneck, and a pair of black ballet flats. Jeans are not the most comfortable option for a long flight, they are more comfortable than […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 8, 2013

Style Profile: The Cute Outfits of Reese Witherspoon

The Reese Witherspoon cute outfits rule would be… wearing a cream blazer over a summer dress! The Reese Witherspoon cute outfits rule would be wearing a cream blazer over a summer dress! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Reese Witherspoon. Name: Reese Witherspoon Occupation: Actress and Producer This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The color palette of turquoise, cream, and brown. Also check out the brown handbag and gold cuff bracelet. You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a cream blazer over a summer dress… be sure to put on your sunglasses to avoid the glare of the paparrazi. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The fun begins with a Facebook […]

A Fall Basic: A Stand Out Coat

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Little Black Book of Style. A must have basic of any wardrobe is a stand out coat. Do you have one in your closet? ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— The fun begins with a Facebook Like. Like us on Facebook and receive a “What Do I Wear With This?” Certificate

Cute Outfits of Celebrities November 2, 2013

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Halle Berry

The Halle Berry cute outfits rule would be… wearing an all white suit. The Halle Berry cute outfits rule would be wearing an all white suit. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Halle Berry.   Name: Halle Maria Berry Occupation: Actress This is one of her featured cute outfits because… It is a tailored white pants suit You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing an all white suit, just be careful with your morning coffee! ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Like us on Facebook and receive a “What Do I Wear With This?” Certificate

A New Way to Wear Perfume

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Andrea Pomerantz’ How to Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets to Getting Gorgeous without Breaking the Bank. She gives a great tip on how to put on perfume, spray it into your hairbrush and then brush it into your hair. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— A comprehensive 7-part makeover… oh yeah, and it’s FREE www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles October 16, 2013

How to Make Travel Planning Wardrobe Decisions – Are You Traveling for Business or Pleasure?

Is there anything as stressful as travel planning and wardrobe planning for your travels? You have to worry about airport traffic, security checkpoints, and if adding a string bikini to your already overstuffed luggage will trigger an overweight luggage fee that even loan sharks call excessive. But, there is an upside! Because of a more thorough TSA, you can get your baggage scanned and a gynecological exam at the same time. Here are some travel and packing tips to help you navigate travel planning and wardrobe decision making. Is your trip for business or pleasure? If your trip is for business, then you have to be extra careful packing because as a woman business trips mean that you cannot repeat outfits during your trip, particularly if it is a conference or anything that there are going to be many pictures. It will require extra careful prep planning for your wardrobe. […]

Fall Closet Checklist

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes and Cashmere. This is an item listed in her fall closet checklist… an animal print skirt. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Learn how to look stylish everyday. Visit www.StyleRecipeCards.com to find out how you can you can have stylish outfits created for you Monday – Sunday. It’s effortless style!

Cute Outfits of Celebrities October 9, 2013

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Audrey Hepburn

The Audrey Hepburn cute outfits rule is to wear a trench coat over your outfit to look more pulled together. The Audrey Hepburn cute outfits rule is to wear a trench coat over your outfit to look more pulled together. You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Audrey Hepburn… but there are many. Name: Audrey Hepburn Occupation: Actress and Humanitarian This is one of her featured cute outfits because… It is a classic trench coat You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a trench coat over your outfit. You instantly look more put together! ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Learn how to look stylish everyday. Visit www.StyleRecipeCards.com to find out how […]

Cute Outfits of Celebrities September 27, 2013

STYLE PROFILE: The Cute Outfits of Michelle Obama

The Michelle Obama cute outfits rule would be… match your necklace to your skirt!   The Michelle Obama cute outfits rule would be… match your necklace to your skirt! You may love her or you may hate her, but you got to give it up when she wears a cute outfit. This post provides a style profile for the many cute outfits out there and the women that are wearing them. This post features a cute outfit of Michelle Obama.   Name: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama Occupation: First Lady and Style Icon This is one of her featured cute outfits because… The teal skirt and matching teal necklace You can recreate this cute outfit by… Wearing a solid colored skirt to work with a white blouse. Punch it up with a red or yellow handbag!       ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Want a FREE e-book, “Dressed to Kill (for a successful […]

What to Wear Articles September 25, 2013

What to Wear On a Date – 4 Outfit Options for Dinner and a Movie

In the age of reality shows, we think a date means parasailing over the Caribbean, beating out twenty other women for a date, and if the date goes well, you get a rose at the end of the evening. With shows like The Bachelor, it is no wonder women are confused about what to wear on a date because according to reality shows, you never know what the date will entail. Well, signal the waiter, it’s time you asked for your reality check. Your dates will mostly consist of the tried and true, dinner and a movie. It is nice to get dressed up every once in a while and a date is one of those rare times that you can get dressed up. You should dress slightly better than you do in your everyday attire. You don’t need to be wearing a ball gown, dripping with diamonds, and signaling […]

Chic Airport Travel

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Derek Blasberg’s Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady. For chic travel, just remember “No Uggs, No Pajamas, and Be Organized. Read my entire book review here. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get a FREE e-book, “Dressed to Kill (for a successful job interview: 10 Instant Interview Makeover Tips” www.NoMorePlainJane.com/Referral.php

The Stiletto: Liposuction in Shoe Form

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A guide to pieces every stylish woman must own. Item #83 is the stiletto. A high heel will always make you look thinner. It is liposuction in the form of a shoe. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles June 4, 2013

How to Lose 15 Pounds in One Day (or at least look like you did)

You can never be too rich or too thin as the saying goes and therefore you have probably tried every diet under the sun. You’ve counted points and reasoned that you will still be on track if you just don’t eat for the next three days. You’ve convinced yourself that carbs are evil and should be th next Bond villain. And you have left your work colleagues bewildred as you fainted on them during the fifth day of your lemonade cleanse. Well, here is the revolutionary way to lose 15 pounds in one day. Put down that stick of celery, pick up your visa card, and head to the mall. The excuses are many. I’m big boned. Or, it is the malicious fast food dollar menu conspiracy. However, it may truly be your sense of style. Your style is making you look chunkier, shorter, heavier, and fatter than you really […]

Summer Closet Checklist

    Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes and Cashmere. This book is a wonderful capsule of her blog by the same name. Her summer closet checklist includes 15 items. The first three are: white or cream colored blazer, a kimono style dress/robe/kaftan, and a skinny belt. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

The One Hundred Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own #99: Yoga Gear

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from The One Hundred: A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own by THE Nina Garcia. This book is the bible of style and Nina Garcia is Moses. If you just collect everything on this list you are set. #99 on her list blends is perfectly with this week’s theme. #99 is yoga gear. Namaste! Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Day Off Essential: A head scarf

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Style from A to Zoe by the guru of style Rachel Zoe. She provides a list of day off essentials and the head scarf is one of them. It is especially useful while traveling as your hair may have shifted during flight! Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Elevate Your Style With Hair Accessories

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What to Wear Articles April 30, 2013

What to Wear With Wedges for a Body Slimming Effect

There are the graceful ballerinas of the world – those women get to wear sky high stilettos. Then there are the gracefully-challenged of the world – these women know the true meaning of the words “Face Plant”. For these women, there are wedges. These shoes give you the benefit of stilettos – the height, an instant butt lift, calf enhancement, but none of the wobble. Given the fact that wedges have reduced insurance claims all across the country. How can one take full advantage of these miracle shoes and what to wear with wedges? Because wedges are so body enhancing, they are great to wear with anything that shows off a little leg. Skirts and dresses are perfect complements for wedges, especially in the spring and summer when there are many espadrille styles that add a relaxed vibe to a summer outfit. For the office, there are now office appropriate […]

April is the time of year to get the best deals on resort wear

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Jacqui Stafford’s The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets. In her book she reveals the best time to shop for certain items. April is the best time of year to get fantastic deals on resort wear. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles April 23, 2013

Tips on How to Dress to Have Jaws Dropping All Around You

You don’t have to be Lady Gaga in a meat dress to have jaws dropping when you enter the room. You can be a stay-at-home mom, a teacher, or a skydiving super spy currently hacking into military computer systems. No matter how mundane or extraordinary your day-to-day life, it is possible to dress well every day and leave people wanting more when they see you. There are simple tips on how to dress that can elevate your every day dress to absolutely stunning. The three keys are color, fit, and fabric. Tips on how to dress would be horribly incomplete without first discussing color. Color is often the thing that will make a magazine cover jump off of the stands. Unfortunately for most women the idea that black is slimming has been drilled into their heads, so women don’t venture far from the color of black. Begin incorporating more color […]

The 4 Levels of Your Wardrobe

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s You Are What You Wear: What your clothes reveal about you. To make your wardrobe work, you need to address all 4 areas of your wardrobe. However you will experience the most wardrobe success if you have items that work at multiple levels (think of these items as transformer’s minus Shia LaBeouf). Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

Elevate Your Style With Eyeglass Accessories

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What to Wear Articles April 16, 2013

5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job: How What You Wore Cost You the Job

The job interview process can be summed up nicely by reviewing the words of the wise zen master that is Carrie Bradshaw, “A first date is just a job interview with cocktails.” However, there is one big difference, there are no beer goggles that can erase the image of a horrible first impression. So here are 5 reasons why your wardrobe may have cost you the job and how you can avoid being a Plain Jane on the next job interview. “Put on your dancing shoes”. You didn’t get the job because you wore flip-flops, sneakers, too-tall stripper heels, scuffed up shoes, or you went barefoot. Yes your shoes do tell a story about you and that story should be that I am confident and want this job. Therefore ladies, you should always lean more conservative (this does not mean Plain Jane) for a job interview. This means that you […]

How to Put on Perfume

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Andrea Pomerantz Lustig’s How to Look Expensive. A great perfume is sometimes the best accessory. Andrea’s book included a great tip on how to subtly wear perfume…brush it into your hair. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

Do You Have an Exotic Skin Bag?

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A guide to stylish pieces every woman must own. The exotic skin handbag is item number 34 on the super style checklist included in the book. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

Elevate Your Style With a New Work Purse

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What to Wear Articles April 2, 2013

17 Chic Date Outfit Ideas

And just like that you get tossed into the deep end and have to fend for yourself! This rough, take no prisoners body of water is also known as the dating pool. Once again, you find yourself treading water faster than someone can say adultery or “Dear John” or “It’s not you, it’s me.” In an attempt not to succumb to the undertow (also known as “the lady with 29 cats”), you realize you need to date again, but you are in desperate need of date outfit ideas. You may feel like throwing in the towel and just filling out the application to be on Hoarders (your cats will like being on TV). But before that ink is dry, here are 17 date outfit ideas: Sweet and Sequined. Dark denim jeans, a white tank top, sequined cardigan, hoop earrings, and black or brown ballet flats. Fresh and clean. White jeans, […]

What to look for in a purse

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Rachel Zoe’s Style from A to Zoe. When choosing a purse for an event always remember that your purse needs to hold MILK. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles March 26, 2013

What to Wear to a Party: Are You The Girl Next Door or Sexy Siren?

Imagine you are an actress and you are handed a script. You are asked to choose which part you want to play. Would you choose the good guy or the bad guy? Snow White or the Evil Queen? The bond girl or the evil genius? Ultimately, what you choose to wear to a party depends on which character you want to play? Do you want to be the girl next door or the sexy siren? If you decide to be the heroine, then you want to go for a girly vibe. Think of the girl next door look that is popular for every silver screen romantic comedy. A casual party look is jeans with knee high boots tucked into the boots and a great striped top worn with a colorful scarf.  A summertime backyard barbecue party look would include a great summer dress with a pair of espadrilles or wedges. […]

The Boyfriend Cardigan

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A Guide to Stylish Pieces Every Woman Must Own. If fashion were a religion (I’m ready to join the cult if you are), this book would be the bible. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

Elevate Your Style With a Cardigan

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How to Wear Articles March 19, 2013

How to look thinner- it’s just like magic

There are only two strategies for how to look thinner: disguise and distract. It is similar to the magicians that grace the stages of Las Vegas casinos everyday.  They are masters of disguise when they need to create a false bottom on a box for sawing someone in half. The magician is also a creator of distractions when they use a fog machine or a spotlight to distract you from their assistant coming out from behind a curtain. You too can become a master of illusion to make your body appear thinner and you don’t even need elaborate hand gestures or a cape. For these strategies to work, you do have to take a personal inventory to determine what are your assets and what are your problem areas. For example, you may have a tummy, but also have killer legs. So the trick is to disguise the tummy and distract […]

Wardrobe Gestault Theory

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s You Are What You Wear. In the book she explains that you need to have more than just great individual pieces in your wardrobe. You need to have pieces that go with other items to create a comprehensive wardrobe with maximized versatility. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

How to Wear Articles March 12, 2013

Here’s Your Answer to How to Dress My Body Type

There is one outfit everyone owns. However, most of us would rather commit Hara-kari than be seen in broad daylight wearing this outfit. Baby New Year is forever wearing this outfit. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this universal outfit is your birthday suit. Your relationship to your birthday suit is crucial in answering the question, “How to dress my body type?” There are 5 different body types: apple, pear, upside down pear, ruler, and hourglass. Since we can all agree that ruler and hourglass body types should be banned to the island of easy to dress, let’s focus two problematic body types, apple and pear, it’s like a fruit salad of body dysmorphia. If it is any consolation, most women have these two body types. So you are an apple body type. You are this body type if your mid section is the widest part on your body. […]

A Wardrobe Basic: The Ballet Flat

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Little Black Book of Style. She agrees that the ballet flat should be on every wardrobe checklist. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Elevate Your Style With Ballet Flats

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What to Wear Articles February 26, 2013

How to Look Good Even if You Didn’t Win the Genetic Lottery

Your hair may not put you in the running for “America’s Next Pantene Model.” You may not even have a chiseled nose or exquisitely high cheekbones. You may not be able to even fit your arm into a pair of size 2 skinny jeans. However, there is an aspect of your appearance that you have complete control over. You have complete control over what you wear. Your clothes are the great equalizer. You may not be better looking than the girl next door, but you can be better dressed than her. So why not take this fashion gun out of the holster and learn to become a style assassin. According to the ingenious fashion designer Oscar De La Renta, the secret to glamour is discipline. That means carrying yourself in a certain way on a regular basis with very little deviation into the unkempt. This does not mean you must […]

What to Wear Articles February 19, 2013

Top 10 Movies with Makeovers

Movies with makeovers are nothing new, however they can provide much need motivation to get off the couch and brush your hair when you are having one of “those days”. Here is a list of top 10 movie makeovers. Open up your Netflix queue and grab a compact mirror. Pretty Woman – This is the classic story of boy meets girl. Girl stops turning tricks for boy, just like the fairytales we all grew up on.  This makeover is more than external. She not only gets a great wardrobe from rough streets of Beverly Hills, but also expands culturally by learning about etiquette, the opera, and polo. Working Girl  – This is a career makeover. From sassy secretary with the no good boyfriend to hot business executive with Harrison Ford on her arm. You can climb the corporate ladder in a pair heels and too big shoulder pads from the […]

Glamour Essentials Under $50

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Rachel Zoe’s Style from A to Zoe. Rachel Zoe is all about glamour and these are the essentials you need to be full on glamour. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com    

Add Zippers to Your Look, Part. 2

  Part 6 of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. Here is a style lesson from the bad girl – zipper details are great way to add a little edge to your outfit. See the image above and the pencil skirt with great zipper detail on the hips. It adds a rock and roll element to an otherwise conservative outfit. Watch the zipper details how-to style video here. Six Chix You Knew in High School Recap: The Drama Girl – Monochromatic The Prom Queen – Sparkle and an Oversized Ring The Cheerleader – Pleated Skirt The Class President – Stylish Sneakers The Bad Girl – Zipper Details ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————- Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles February 12, 2013

When Choosing What to Wear to a Concert You Need These 3 Rules

What to wear to a concert depends on which concert you are going to see. Are you going to see the Rolling Stones or Yo-Yo Ma? Will you be seeing Snoop Dog or the Beach Boys? These are wildly different events and experiences. Can you picture someone in a Hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts bobbing their head at a Snoop Dog concert? There is some advice that can be offered to help you to decide what to wear to a concert…look at the artist themselves. What is the artist going to be wearing at their own concert? The rock concert will include the lead singer in tight pants and a t-shirt. There may be a wild element to it, for example the lead singer might be wearing a pair of tight leopard print pants. You will probably not feel out of place in a pair of tight pants and a […]

A New Dress Doesn’t Get You Anywhere

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Diana Vreeland’s D.V. Diana Vreeland was former fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar and former editor-in-chief of Vogue. She lived in a time when fashion was fashion and people really dressed. She was also a bit nutty, but the fun kind of nutty. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

The Sneakers Every Stylish Woman Must Own

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred: A Guide to Stylish Pieces Every Woman Must Own. Who knew a style maven would tell you to wear sneakers? But celebrities from Kate Moss to Jennifer Aniston have been spotted in the stylish converse and that why it is #22 on Nina Garcia’s list. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Add Sneakers to Your Look, Part. 2

  Part 5 of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. Here is a style lesson from the school athlete – stylish sneakers are essential for creating a great weekend look. Watch the stylish sneakers how-to style video here. Six Chix You Knew in High School Recap: The Drama Girl – Monochromatic The Prom Queen – Sparkle and an oversized ring The Cheerleader – Pleated Skirt The Class President – Stylish Sneakers ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————- Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles January 29, 2013

What to Wear in 2013 to Finally Start Dressing Better

It’s that time of year. Time to make your New Year’s Resolution. You’ll probably make the standard lose weight, get out of debt, or travel more resolutions. If we were to look at the heart of all of these resolutions, they are really all about you finally getting your act together. However, keeping your New Year’s resolutions is so time-consuming. Your 2013 is already going to be jam-packed with all the diet bandwagons you will falling off of this year. Instead of actually getting your act together in 2013, how about you just look like you have it all together? So here is what to wear in 2013 to look like you have tackled your New Year’s Resolutions. Color. Color has been a trend for several years and it will continue into 2013. People who have their act together are happy and happy people wear color. So in order to […]

Why You Need a T-shirt Bra

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Victoria Beckham’s That Extra Half an Inch. Although she realizes that it is important to wear sexy underwear, she states that it is more important to look great in your clothes. Wearing a t-shirt bra is a great way to look great in a t-shirt, if you want to still feel sexy underneath, wear sexy panties with your t-shirt bra. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

The What Do I Need List

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy. Her strategy consists of asking yourself three questions and filling in the blanks. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Add Print to Your Look, Part. 2

  A continuation of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. A style lesson from the Class President – a cardigan is preppy and a print makes it the opposite of boring . See the print cardigan how-to style video here. Six Chix You Knew in High School Recap: The Drama Girl – Monochromatic The Prom Queen – Sparkle and an oversized ring The Cheerleader – Pleated Skirt ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————- Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

What to Wear Articles January 15, 2013

Are You in a Fashion Rut? 2 Signs That You Need to Dig Your Way Out

It is one of the great riddles of the ages. One of life’s few mysteries remaining and one of the last puzzles to be solved. How is it possible to have a closet full of clothes, but yet have absolutely nothing to wear? This thought has plagued women for millennia. Even Eve looked around the garden and complained to Adam that she could not find the right fig leaf. Later in history, Greek women threw open their closets and announced sadly, “More togas?” Here is a possible reason that in the age of internet shoe shopping, dry clean delivery, and custom-built closets you have still not solved this riddle. You my friend are stuck in a rut. Others might even refer to you as a Plain Jane. In the world of fashion, this means you are always wearing the same things in the same way. However, you can wear the […]

3 Cardigans for Your Closet

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Emily Schuman’s Cupcakes and Cashmere. This book covers many of the topics that are featured on her blog. If you want to know what other items should be in your closet get a set of Style Recipe Cards. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ——————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

What to Wear Articles January 8, 2013

Why Mom Jeans are a Hate Crime

“A mom’s love”, “just like mom’s”, and “mom knows best” are all great phrases associated with the word mom. However when you place the word ‘mom’ in front of the word ‘jeans’, it means dumpy, unflattering, and so uncool that even Vanilla Ice would not be seen standing next to someone in mom jeans. The word mom has not taken a hit this hard since it got placed in front of a certain expletive beginning with the word f. How does dumpy, unflattering, and uncool get associated with the word mom? Is it because of the stereotype of a woman letting herself go after she has a child? And how is it possible that in an age of Real Housewives and celebrity moms on the cover of U.S. Weekly that this stereotype still exists? In an attempt to de-bunk this stereotype, we must all look in the mirror and ask […]

Shop less, spend the same, and look better

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Elizabeth Kline’s Overdressed. In writing this book she learned how to shop less, spend the same amount of money, but look better in her clothes. That is possible for you as well with Style Recipe Cards. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ——————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

Add Cheer to Your Look With a Pleated Skirt, Part. 2

A continuation of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. A style lesson for the cheerleader, this is adding ‘cheer’ to an everyday look with a pleated skirt in an unusual color. See the pleated skirt how-to style video here. Six Chix You Knew in High School Recap: The Drama Girl – Monochromatic The Prom Queen – Sparkle and an oversized ring ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————- Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Be Stylish When You Arrive at a Party

Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Derek Blasberg’s Classy. With New Year’s Eve parties right around the corner, I thought it is important to not only dress stylish but be stylish with our actions and be the perfect New Year Eve party guest. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ——————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Sparkle with a Cocktail Ring

  Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s The One Hundred. Number 21 in the book is the cocktail ring. Read my entire book review here. ♥ AJ ——————————————————————————————— Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com

Add Sparkle to Your Look, part. 2

  A continuation of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. A style lesson for the prom queen, this is adding sparkle to an everyday look with an oversized ring. See the how-to style video here. ♥ AJ ————————————————————————————————- Get my FREE 7-PART COURSE “How to go from Plain Jane to Captivating & Chic” at www.NoMorePlainJane.com  

What to Wear Articles December 18, 2012

Beyonce to Sasha Fierce: How to get this makeover to work for a plain jane

A plain jane makeover can be achieved by looking at Beyonce’s makeover. If you were a roadie on Beyonce’s concert tour, you would get to see on a nightly basis one of the greatest acts. No it would not be the booty shaking, high notes hit, or the wind blown hair. It is the nightly transformation from mild mannered Beyonce Knowles to her alter ego Sasha Fierce that is able to command a stage performing for thousands. As Beyonce says, “I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I get nervous I know I’m going to have a good show.” In other words, Sasha Fierce is at her fiercest when she is the most nervous, despite the number of people assisting with the transformation. Beyonce has hair stylists, makeup artists, and wardrobe people to assist with this makeover. However can the ordinary plain jane reading this in front of […]

Jewelry Deserves Loyalty

Want to learn more about style and what to wear according to Elizabeth Taylor but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Elizabeth Taylor’s My Love Affair with Jewelry. Elizabeth Taylor says, “I really did have a new love in my life: jewelry. And I’ve been loyal to that love ever since.” Stay Loyal… and love your diamonds. ♥ AJ

Outfit Ideas Articles December 11, 2012

Do these diamonds clash with my sweats and flip-flops?

In the age of sweat pants, flip-flops, and baseball caps, you can confidently say that the American public has embraced casual in almost all venues. What many people may not realize is that the opposite is also true, you can bring fancy to almost any venue and you can do it while even wearing the sweat pants, flip flops, and baseball caps. And yes ladies, you can even wear diamonds while scrubbing the toilet all you need is some outfit ideas to add sparkle to your wardrobe. We all have two different sections of our jewelry collection: fancy jewelry for special occasions and jewelry for everyday use. To bring more sparkle to your wardrobe, start wearing some of the fancy stuff in everyday occasions. That is the basic concept behind these outfit ideas to add sparkle to your wardrobe. Most of us are not Mrs. Thurston Howell III with a vault for […]

Add Drama to Any Look

Want to learn more about style and what to wear to add drama to any look, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style. In the book, she explains that one of the ways to add drama to any look is to add “Killer Shoes”. Read a book review from one of Nina Garcia’s other books here. For more what to wear advice from this book, check out this post. ♥ AJ SaveSave

Add Drama to Your Look, part. 2

A continuation of the series, Six Chix You Knew in High School. A style lesson for the drama girl, this is a twist on monochromatic by using brown instead of black. See the how-to style video here.

What to Wear Articles December 4, 2012

What to Wear with Leggings

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the best of times because there are these comfortable things called leggings that we get to wear. It is the worst of times because we have no idea what to wear with leggings. This confusion is due to the fact that leggings are neither pants nor tights, but are so comfortable that we want to find out all the different ways we can wear leggings and give a free makeover to our wardrobe. Before revealing different ways to wear leggings that can lead to a self-propelled free makeover, we must agree on three very important rules. The Three Rules: Rule #1: Leggings are not pants so do not wear them as such. Rule #2: Wear leggings with a top that is long enough to cover your derriere and cover our lady parts. If you don’t understand […]

Chic on a Plane

Want to learn more about style and what to wear while traveling on a plane, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style. This post is from Nina Garcia’s Little Black Book of Style. In the book, Michael Kors explains that this is the chicest outfit to wear while traveling on a plane.  Read my other book reviews for Nina Garcia books here.

What to Wear Articles November 27, 2012

Wearing All Black Only Gets You a Prescription for Prozac

Wearing all black is considered chic, sophisticated, and slimming. Yes, a great all black outfit can be all of those things, but can easily become a crutch. Wearing all black all the time, will have your coworkers stopping by your cubicle and asking in a gentle voice, “Are you all right?”. You may also notice that cards for therapists appearing on the windshield of your car and sharp objects being removed from your desk at the office. These are all not so subtle hints that you need to find answers to what to wear instead of wearing all black. Wearing all black can be very sophisticated, like a black and white photograph. There are other ways to have magnificent monochromatic style, without everyone thinking you need a prescription for Prozac. The sophisticated way is to do it by introducing other sophisticated and neutral colors such as navy, gray, tan, or […]